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Crime and Punishment: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 3

Crime and Punishment: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 3

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Gibian
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Jessie Coulson’s translation provides the text for the Third Edition of this acclaimed Norton Critical Edition.

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ISBN-13: 9780393956238
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/1989
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 126,020
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

George Gibian was Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His honors include Fulbright, Guggenheim, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He was the author of The Man in the Black Coat: Russia’s Lost Literature of the Absurd, The Interval of Freedom: Russian Literature During the Thaw, and Tolstoj and Shakespeare. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and War and Peace, and Gogol’s Dead Souls, and of the Viking Penguin Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader. Professor Gibian’s articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, among others.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Names of Principal Characters ix

Note on the Characters' Names xi

The Text of Crime and Punishment 1

Backgrounds and Sources 381

MAP: The St. Petersburg of Crime and Punishment 383

From Dostoevsky's Notebooks 385

From Dostoevsky's Letters 390

To A. A. Krayevsky (June 8, 1865) 390

To M. N. Katkov (September 1865) 390

To A. Ye. Wrangel (February 18, 1866) 391

To M. N. Katkov (April 25, 1866) 392

Early Draft of Part II, Chapter 2 392

Criticism 395

[The Nihilists and Raskolnikov's New Idea] N. Strakhov 397

[How Minute Changes of Consciousness Caused Raskolnikov to Commit Murder] Leo Tolstoy 398

The History of the Writing of the Novel Sergei V. Belov 400

[Religion of Suffering] Le Vicomte E.-M. de Vogüé 404

Crime and Punishment (1866) Vladimir Nabokov 409

[Dostoevsky's Search for Motives in the Notebooks] Konstantin Mochulsky 412

The First Sentence in Crime and Punishment, the Word "Crime," and Other Matters Vadim V. Kozhinov 417

Philosophical Pro and Contra in Part One of Crime and Punishment Robert Louis Jackson 424

The Death of Marmeladov Konrad Onasch 437

The Nihilism of Sonia Marmeladova Michael R. Katz 439

The Wisdom of a Iurodivaia Harriet Murav 447

Dunia Raskol'inikov-The Aesthetic Consequences of Virtue in Crime and Punishment Gary Rosenshield 451

Self-Sacrifice vs. Saving a Sister: The Roles of Sister and Brother Anna Berman 461

Traditional Symbolism in Crime and Punishment George Gibian 467

The World of Raskolnikov Joseph Frank 482

The Revolt Against Mother Earth Vyacheslav Ivanov 491

Recurrent Imagery in Crime and Punishment Ralph E. Matlaw 498

[The Problem of Guilt in Dostoevsky's Fiction] A. Bem 501

"It was I who killed the old woman and her sister …": Modes of Confession in Crime and Punishment Julian W. Connolly 503

[The Construction of the Novel] Leonid P. Grossman 513

[Dostoevski's Descriptions: The Characters and the Cily] 515

[Plot Structure and Raskolnikov's Oscillations] F. I. Evnin 517

[The Hero in Dostoevsky's Art; The Idea in Dostoevsky] Mikhail Bakhtin 524

Puzzle and Mystery, the Narrative Poles of Knowing: Crime and Punishment Michael Holquist 537

[Side shad owing and Its Possibilities; Disease #3, Hypothetical Time. Crime and Chronicity] Gary Saul Morson 554

[Raskolnikov, Karakazov, and the Etiology of a "New Word"] Claudia Verhoeven 558

A Triple Take? Crime and Punishment in Woody Allen's Cinematic Universe Ellen Chances 563

Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Chronology 571

Serialization of Crime and Punishment in The Russian Herald, 1866 573

Selected Bibliography 575

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23BullsJordan More than 1 year ago
A very interesting story about a russian peasant and his fatal actions that haunt him for most of his life. He commits a deed that he regrets later on. His family risks everything for the goodness of his sake. He seems so selfish yet he is not because in his inner personality you see a different person that wants to help others but can't because life has him deprived of money. Money buys a lot of things in this book, like in our world today. So Raskolnikov the protoganoist is living in a state of delirium. I could tell you much more, but i suggest you buy the book. It is a Russian Classic by the lovely Feodor Dostoevsky. =)
jwhenderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Along with The Brothers Karamazov this is my favorite among Dostoevsky's last great novels. The characterization and discussion of ideas in both of these works is as good as any in literature. If you like Hamlet, Les Miserables or War & Peace you will like this book.
HvyMetalMG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this in college. And it was the only book I ever read in about 3 days with no trouble - and I was an English major. I thought this is a masterful story of psychology and guilt. A precursor to American Psycho. Okay, maybe stretching it. It's been 11 years since I read this. Time for a re-read.
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Now it is no wonder to me why he is considered one of the best authors of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is written in a very easy to read size and font. Also it gives very detailed and concise notes at the back, and also there is a map of St. Petersburg which is very helpful.