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Dostoyevsky: A Human Portrait

Payne, Robert

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1967
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. xix, 405 (xi) pp, foreword, chronology, list of b&w illustrations, map of St. Petersburgh, The Murder, The Children of the Doctor; The Fortress; Poor Folk; The Conspirators; The Prisoner; The Execution, The House of the Dead; The Exile; A Sentimental Journey; Polina Suslova; Paty and Love; Crime and Punishment; The Gambler; The Fool of Christ; The Diabolic Principle; The Great Sinner; The Breath of Corruption; The Prophet; The Karamazovs; The Last Days; The Legend; bibliography, index. Second Printing, April 1967. "The author is more concerned with the portrayal of the living man than to use him as a peg for a variety of theories. He wanted to see him plain, with his warts and his strangeshuffling walk, so that it would be possible to recognize him if he entered an room. His presence, his voice, his hesitations, his acts of charity, all those things which help us to understand his way of grappling with the problems of his time, which are very largely the problems of our own time -- all these seemed more important than the intellectual systems which generations of psychologists and Soviet scholars have visited upon him in a effort to explain his life and work. Simply put, he defies system." from the Foreword. Price clipped. Small closed tears, 3/4" or less, to top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Off-white cloth with black lettering to front, red decorative pattern and black and red lettering to spine, and light green top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002655

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Title: Dostoyevsky: A Human Portrait

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: Second Printing.

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