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Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics
Books about thinkers require a kind of unity that their thought may not possess. This cautionary statement is especially applicable to Mikhail Bakhtin, whose intellectual development displays a diversity of insights that cannot be easily integrated or accurately described in terms of a single overriding concern. Indeed, in a career spanning some sixty years, he experienced ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Stanford University Press
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Jul 11, 2017 Manybooks rated it it was amazing
All I can and will say with regard to this this absolutely brilliant critical analysis of Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and his work, his theoretical base, is that authors Gary Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson not only make the often difficult and unapproachable Bakhtin both readable and much more easily understandable, but that also and much appreciatively, they especially make clear and concise Mikhail Bakhtin's novel concept of multi-voicedness, of dialogism in literature. I made use ...more
Before Bakhtin, this Bakhtin reader is required reading, at least for this lazy reader, who had fallen into slumberous ways. But, I was cured by Burgess and Morson/Emerson. So, I'm ready to tackle Bakhtin in the original, because this Bakhtin reader was extremely helpful and very enjoyable, but never simplistic.