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The Bakhtin Reader: Selected Writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov
This anthology provides a comprehensive selection of the writing by Bakhtin and of that attributed to Voloshinov and Medvedev.It introduces readers to the aspects most relevant to literary and cultural studies and gives a focused sense of Bakhtin's central ideas and the underlying cohesiveness of his thinking. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published July 24th 1994)
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The Bakhtin Reader contains texts written by Mikhail Bakhtin, Pavel Medvedev, and Valentin Voloshinov—or perhaps just Bakhtin, no one seems to know for certain. Without more conclusive evidence, Pam Morris feels it prudent to continue to credit Medvedev and Voloshinov for the texts they were originally believed to have authored. As a result of this ambiguity, Morris's aim with the reader "is to make a wide range of the writing more widely available so that readers can judge for themselves and po ...more
p. 58. The word is two-sided act. It is determined equally by whose word it is and for whom it is meant. As word it is precisely the product of the reciprocal relationship between speaker and listener, addresser and addressee. Each and every word expresses the "one" in relation to the "other."
was a Russian philosopher, literary critic, semiotician and scholar who worked on literary theory, ethics, and the philosophy of language. His writings, on a variety of subjects, inspired scholars working in a number of different traditions (Marxism, semiotics, structuralism, religious criticism) and in disciplines as diverse as literary criticism, history, philosophy, anthropology and psychology. ...moreMore about Mikhail Bakhtin...