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Author Titus, Julia, author.

Title Dostoevsky as a translator of Balzac / Julia Titus
Published Brookline, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in comparative literature and intellectual history
Studies in comparative literature and intellectual history.
Contents CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- TRANSLATION AND TRANSLITERATION -- Introduction THE ACTING SUBJECT OF BAKHTIN -- The Question of Subject(ivity) -- The Acting Subject -- Bakhtin and His Others -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 1 : BAKHTIN AND LUKÁCS: SUBJECTIVITY, SIGNIFYING FORM AND TEMPORALITY IN THE NOVEL -- Introduction: Bakhtin and Lukács -- Subject and Signifying Form: The Early Bakhtin and the Early Lukács -- From the Quest for Totality to a Polyphony of Voices: Hegel, Lukács, Bakhtin -- Subjectivity and Temporality in the Novel -- Notes -- References. -- Chapter 2 : BAKHTIN, WATT AND THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL -- Novelistic Turning Points and the Eighteenth-Century Novel According to Bakhtin -- The Early Eighteenth-Century Novel: Watt and Anglo-American Criticism -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 : CONCEPTS OF NOVELISTIC POLYPHONY: PERSON-RELATED AND COMPOSITIONAL-THEMATIC -- Introduction: Polyphonies of the Novel -- Bakhtin: Polyphony as Polysubjectivity -- The Romantic Idea of the Musical Composition of a Literary Work of Art: Friedrich Schlegel -- The Polyphonic Composition of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. -- Polyphony as the Principle of Composition of a 'Novel in the Form of Variations': Milan Kundera -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4 : FAMILIAR OTHERNESS: PECULIARITIES OF DIALOGUE IN EZRA POUND'S POETICS OF INCLUSION -- Hieratic Head -- Encountering Hades -- Walking with Kung -- Guide to Otherness -- The Pattern Persists -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 5 : AUTHOR AND OTHER IN DIALOGUE: BAKHTINIAN POLYPHONY IN THE POETRY OF PETER READING -- The Problem of Bakhtinian Terminology and Poetry -- Polyphony and the Poetic Text -- Peter Reading's Polyphonic Poetry -- Polyphony as Macroscopic Structure -- Notes -- References. -- Chapter 6 : TRADITION AND GENRE: THOMAS KYD'S The Spanish Tragedy -- The Tradition of Neo-Latin Drama in Kyd's Time -- Source Study and 'Ideological Colloquy' -- Kyd, Speech Genres and Literary History -- The Spanish Tragedy and Conversation -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 : BAKHTIN'S CONCEPT OF THE CHRONOTOPE: THE VIEWPOINT OF AN ACTING SUBJECT -- Bakhtin's Concept of Chronotope: An Epistemological Category? -- The Bildungsroman: Seeing the Acting Subject in History -- Chronotopes: Forms of the Time of Human Action as Conditioned by Concrete Circumstances -- Notes -- References. -- Chapter 8 THE PROVINCIAL CHRONOTOPE AND MODERNITY IN CHEKHOV'S SHORT FICTION -- The Provincial Chronotope and the Idyll -- The Provincial Poshlost -- Provincial Longing and Narrative (Un)predictability -- Notes -- References -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
Summary "The focus of this study in comparative criticism is close analysis of Dostoevsky's first literary publication-his 1844 translation of the first edition of Balzac's "Eugénie Grandet" (1834)-and the stylistic choices that he made as a young writer while working on Balzac's novel. Through the prism of close reading this book analyzes Dostoevsky's literary debut in the context of his future mature aesthetic style and poetics. Comparing the original and the translation side by side, this study focuses on the omissions, additions, and substitutions that Dostoevsky brought into the text. It demonstrates how young Dostoevsky's free translation of "Eugénie Grandet" predicts the creation of his own literary characters, themes, and other aspects of his literary output that are now recognized as Dostoevsky's signature style. It investigates the changes that Dostoevsky made while working on Balzac's text and analyzes the complex transplantation of Balzac's imagery, motifs, and character portraiture from "Eugénie Grandet" into Dostoevsky's own writing later on"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Balzac
Eugénie Grandet, nineteenth-century novel
French literature
Russian literature
comparative literature
cultural studies
literary translation
translation studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 10, 2022)
Subject Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Literary style
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. Eugénie Grandet
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 -- Translations into Russian -- History and criticism
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
SUBJECT Eugénie Grandet (Balzac, Honoré de) fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature
Literary style
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021053605
ISBN 1644697815