Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (Theory & History of Literature) Paperback – 21 Jun 1984
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Emerson's brief introduction and translation are both exemplary and make this text accessible without simplifying the complexities of thought inherent in Bakhtin's work.
Since Bakhtin, we have transferred his ideas into other genres beyond the novel but it's worth going back to this as a starting point even so. For anyone interested in literary voice, the socialised view of the word and language, and dialogism in a broad sense, this is essential reading.
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In the chapter "Characteristics of Genre" Bakhtin introduces the reader to carnivalized literature in history and in Dostoevsky.
Bakhtin also includes a chapter titled "Discourse in Dostoevsky." It includes a very complete discussion of discourse, including Bakhtin's classification of the types of discourse.
This is a very interesting and important book to read for a complete understanding of the way Dostoevsky created his novels, his novellas and some of his short stories. It is also a great introduction to Bakhtin's thought. He is not really a critic or a linguist but a philosopher of language.