THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Brothers Karamazov
By Fyodor Dostoevsky

An essay by Joyce Carol Oates analysing various aspects of the novel, such as pyschology, ideas and structure. With discussion of several excerpts.
An essay by Matthew M. Wylie of Stephen F. Austin State University examining Dostoevsky's sociological and psychological representations of crime. Wylie employs Carlo Ginzburg's ideas on space and time, and their relationship with guilt and pity.
In this essay Nicholas Rourke Miller, of University of North Carolina, asserts that "the struggle between reason and faith, and its bearing on the moral psychology of the four brothers are at the heart of Dostoevsky's greatest novel".