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Siblings in Tolstoy and Dostoevsky : The Path to Universal Brotherhood (Hardcover) (Anna A. Berman)

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Anna A. Berman’s book brings to light the significance of sibling relationships in the writings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Relationships in their works have typically been studied through the lens of ****** love in the former, and intergenerational conflict in the latter.

In close readings of their major novels, Berman shows how both writers portray sibling relationships as a stabilizing force that counters the unpredictable, often destructive elements of romantic entanglements and the hierarchical structure of generations. Power and interconnectedness are cast in a new light. Berman persuasively argues that both authors gradually come to consider siblinghood a model of all human relations, discerning a career arc in each that moves from the dynamics within families to a much broader vision of universal brotherhood.

Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Russian + Former Soviet Union
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: Anna A. Berman
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2015
TCIN: 50463806
UPC: 9780810131576
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4061
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