Dostoevsky : the stir of liberation, 1860-1865 /

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Main Author: Frank, Joseph, 1918-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1986.
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Main Author:Frank, Joseph, 1918-
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General Notes:Includes index.
Physical Description:xv, 395 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Bibliography: p. 379-388.
ISBN:0691066523 (alk. paper) :
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Joseph Frank is the author of an award-winning multivolume biography of Dostoevsky.

(Bowker Author Biography) Joseph Frank, was born Joseph Nathaniel Glassman on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on October 6, 1918. He never earned a bachelor's degree, but attended classes at New York University and briefly studied at the University of Wisconsin. In 1942, he took an editorial job in Washington at the Bureau of National Affairs, a publisher of informational journals on legislation, policy and like subjects.

Throughout the 1940s, he published essays and criticism in literary journals. Spatial Form in Modern Literature, which was a discussion of experimental treatments of space and time by Eliot, Joyce, Proust, Pound and others was published in The Sewanee Review in 1945 and propelled him to prominence as a theoretician. He went to Paris on a Fulbright scholarship in 1950. In 1952, he was accepted by the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he eventually received a Ph.D. He taught at numerous universities including the University of Minnesota, Rutgers University, Princeton University, and Stanford University.

His five-volume life of Fyodor Dostoevsky is frequently cited among the greatest of 20th-century literary biographies. In 2009, he published a one-volume synopsis of the entire opus entitled Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time. He died from pulmonary failure on February 27, 2013 at the age of 94.

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