A Writer's Diary

A Writer's Diary by Fyodor Dostoevsky 0810125218 9780810125216
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The essential entries from Dostoevsky's complete Diary, called his boldest experiment in literary form, are now available in this abridged edition; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. A Writer's Diarybegan as a column in a literary journal, but by 1876 Dostoevsky was able to bring it out as a complete monthly publication with himself as an editor, publisher, and sole contributor, suspending work on The Brothers Karamazovto do so. nbsp; The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared later in the Diaryitself. A range of authorial and narrative voices and stances and an elaborate scheme of allusions and cross-references preserve and present Dostoevsky's conception of his work as a literary whole. nbsp; Selected from the two-volume set, this abridged edition of A Writer's Diaryappears in a single paperback volume, along with a new condensed introduction by editor Gary Saul Morson.      

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Language: English

Edition: Abridged

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 574

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Publication Date: 2009-03-17

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