New PDF release: Challenging the Bard: Dostoevsky and Pushkin, a Study of

By Gary Rosenshield

When geniuses meet, anything striking occurs, like lightning made from colliding clouds, saw Russian poet Alexander Blok. there's might be no literary collision extra attention-grabbing and deserving of research than the connection among Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837), Russia's maximum poet, and Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–81), its maximum prose author. within the 20th century, Pushkin, "Russia's Shakespeare," grew to become tremendously influential, his literary successors universally acknowledging and venerating his achievements. within the 19th century, notwithstanding, it was once Dostoevsky greater than the other Russian author who wrestled with Pushkin's legacy as cultural icon and author. notwithstanding he idolized Pushkin in his later years, the more youthful Dostoevsky exhibited a way more contentious courting together with his eminent precursor.

            In Challenging the Bard, Gary Rosenshield engages with the severe histories of those literary titans, illuminating how Dostoevsky reacted to, challenged, tailored, and eventually remodeled the paintings of his predecessor Pushkin. Focusing totally on Dostoevsky's works via 1866—including Poor Folk, The Double, Mr. Prokharchin, The Gambler, and Crime and Punishment—Rosenshield observes that the more youthful writer's strategy to literary greatness was once no longer round Pushkin, yet via him. via analyzing each one literary determine when it comes to the opposite, Rosenshield demonstrates how Dostoevsky either deviates from and honors the paintings of Pushkin. At its center, Challenging the Bard deals a distinct point of view at the poetry of the grasp, Pushkin, the prose of his successor, Dostoevsky, and the character of literary influence.

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