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of or relating to or in the style of Feodor Dostoevski


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In true Dostoyevskian fashion, the suffering couple approach sainthood in their selfless determination to remain hopeful and help others in need.
The article also calls Zidane's legend "a mix of secret king, a Dostoyevskian sweet man, the ideal Beur son-in-law, future mayor of Marseilles and the charismatic captain leading his troops to consecration.
80) Yet it is Old Hector who finally must argue his case, first before a Dostoyevskian Questioner and then before God himself.
This is a change of quantity into quality: if the narrator of The Puzzles of Childhood and the Quest for Grace reveals a certain Dostoyevskian angst, the diarist appears, at times, positively deranged: an utterly self-excoriating character, obsessed with the 'flaws in his clay'.
For instance, the Cartesian Idiot to be found in Difference and Repetition will be subsequently transformed into a Dostoyevskian Russian Idiot by the time we get to Cinema 2.
Years earlier Whittaker Chambers, whom Trilling had known when they were undergraduates in the 1920s, had sat on a bench in that peaceful quadrangle and tried to decide whether he should join the Communist Party or commit suicide--a Dostoyevskian moment.
Dale Peterson, for example, maintains that "In Native Son Wright moved boldly toward a Dostoyevskian exposure of the lacerated psyche of the insulted and the injured" (381); and for an innovative analysis of the psychosexual complexities grounding Bigger Thomas's social identity, see Roderick Ferguson's Aberrations in Black, especially 31-53.
Obviously, Adorno's position says little about how this goal is to be achieved; furthermore, this point seems open to the Dostoyevskian argument that you can steal people's freedom by giving them bread.
FROM THE BEGINNING of her by now long career, Joyce Carol Oates has always been a writer to conjure with, taking up the aesthetic legacy of Flannery O'Connor and embracing the Dostoyevskian themes of crime and punishment, sin and redemption.
We identify with the Dostoyevskian view of the modern world that a peaceful and sustainable existence cannot be found via a universal solvent to remove, cut through or somehow transcend all our differences.
Along the way, National Review brought aboard a galaxy of colorful characters, some of them little known, some Dickensian and even Dostoyevskian.
Even as recent and astute a critic as James Naremore participates in this high-browing of Cain's fiction, which, Naremore claims, "specialized in Dostoyevskian narratives of criminal psychology, transposed into lower-class American" (More than Night 83).
Idealist Vanya (Artem Semakin), on the other hand, is post Lively Dostoyevskian in his mystical, romantic belief in good, evil and salvation.
So this may have been the book Isegawa wanted to write: a fast-moving Third World thriller combining an uncompromising Dostoyevskian moral sympathy with an uncompromising Cormac McCarthy brutality.