The Nation as Invisible Protagonist in Dickens and Dostoevsky: Un Uncovering Hidden Social Forces within the Text

The Nation as Invisible Protagonist in Dickens and Dostoevsky: Un Uncovering Hidden Social Forces within the Text

By: Olga A. Stuchebrukhov (author)Hardback

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Description

This study examines the effect of nationalism on the content and form of Dostoevsky's and Dickens' novels, "The Devils" and "Bleak House", and analyzes its significance. The book attempts to show what makes the works of these two authors so similar, yet so different. The strong identification of people with their nations was a major influence in nineteenth-century political and literary arenas, and the novelistic and journalistic discourses of Dostoevsky's and Dickens' novels were greatly affected by this influence.

About Author

Olga Stuchebrukhov is Assistant Professor of Russian Literature at the University of California at Davis.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Nation, State, and Gender in Political and Cultural Nationalisms; 2. An Allegory of the Nation in Bleak House; 3. Nation, State and Symbolism in The Devils; 4. Nostalgia for the Lost World: Childhood, France, and the "Murdered" Nation in Household Words and All the Year Round; 5. Nostalgia for the Lost Word: The State, the Land, and the Problem of Authenticity of Being in the Diary of a Writer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454781
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780773454781
  • ISBN10: 0773454780

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