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Author Briggs, Katherine Jane, 1945-

Title How Dostoevsky portrays women in his novels : a feminist analysis / Katherine Jane Briggs ; with a foreword by Joe Andrew
Published Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages)
Summary This study explores the relationship between public work and influence, and private faith and spiritual development, through the female characters in Dostoevsky's novels; and also the influence of one writer upon another. The intention was, first, to establish whether, in literary terms, women may be viewed as characters in their own right, rather than merely as symbols or consorts for the men; and, secondly, whether, from a feminist theological perspective, Dostoevsky takes seriously the experience of women in terms of their relationships and work, Christian faith and spiritual development, and conflict with personal and institutional evil. --Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Characters -- Women.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Religion.
Feminism and literature.
Theology in literature.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773421017 (electronic bk.)
9780773421011 (electronic bk.)