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The Resource The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky, Maria Bloshteyn

The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky, Maria Bloshteyn

Label
The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky
Title
The making of a counter-culture icon
Title remainder
Henry Miller's Dostoevsky
Statement of responsibility
Maria Bloshteyn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At first glance, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) do not appear to have much in common with those of the controversial American writer Henry Miller (1891-1980). However, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller was, in fact, enormous and shaped the latter's view of the world, of literature, and of his own writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the impact that this obsession had on their own work." "Renowned for his psychological treatment of characters, Dostoevsky became a model for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, interested as they were in developing a new kind of writing that would move beyond staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky was concerned with representing the individual's perception of the self and the world, he became an archetype for Miller and the other members of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who were interested in precise psychological characterizations as well as intriguing narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's methods and philosophies by Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon gives invaluable insight into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's influence on twentieth-century literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloshteyn, Maria R.
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.I5454
LC item number
Z55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Henry
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Nin, Anaïs
  • Durrell, Lawrence
  • Underground literature
  • Counterculture
  • Expatriate authors
Label
The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky, Maria Bloshteyn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
154746487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780802092281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)154746487
Label
The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky, Maria Bloshteyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
154746487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780802092281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)154746487

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