A Writer's Diary

A Writer's Diary

Volume 1, 1873-1876

Book - 1993
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Volume I begins with an extensive study by Gary Saul Morson, which provides a fascinating context for the work's form and content.
The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame A Writer's Diary was to combine 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 Diary itself. 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.
A Writer's Diary began 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 editor, publisher, and sole contributor, suspending work on The Brothers Karamazov in order to do so.
Publisher: Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780810110076
Branch Call Number: 891.73x DOSTO DOSTO
Characteristics: 805 pages
Additional Contributors: Morson, Gary Saul 1948-
Lantz, K. A.
Notes: Volume 1: 1873-1876


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