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Holquist's masterly study draws on all of Bakhtin's known writings providing a comprehensive account of his achievement. Widely acknowledged as an exceptional guide to Bakhtin and dialogics, this book now includes a new introduction, concluding chapter and a fully updated bibliography.
He argues that Bakhtin's work gains coherence through his commitment to the concept of d...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 2nd 2002 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1990)
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John Carter McKnight
Bakhtin is tough. While not nearly as given to jargon as most writing in the tradition of German philosophy, his concepts are slippery and often abstract. So, a short volume explaining his core concepts is a tremendously useful thing.

Holquist delivers: his scholarship and depth of understanding is impressive, and he's able, largely, to ground difficult concepts in clear prose and solid examples. The bibliography is superb, but only extends to 2000.

One YMMV feature is his repeated use of exampl...more
Wm
I know that one should never end with Holquist when it comes to Bakhtin studies, and I do hope to expand to other critics (although it can be difficult now that I no longer have access to an academic library) -- my recent read of "Mikhail Bakhtin - an aesthetic for democracy" is an attempt to make such a start.

However, it's good to go back to the basics. And although Holquist may be wrong about some things, his attempt to present a coherent, grounded look at dialogism is worth re-reading (altho...more
sologdin
considered by some as the gold standard reading of bakhtin. it's an attempt to claim bakhtin for neo-Kantian humanism.
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