Archetypes from Underground

Notes on the Dostoevskian Self

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Lonny Harrison

Uncovers archetypal imagery in Dostoevsky’s works ad argues that archetypes bring a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of his works.

In this interdisciplinary study, Harrison analyzes selected texts in light of fresh research in Dostoevsky studies, cultural history, comparative mythology, and depth psychology. He argues that one of Dostoevsky’s chief concerns is the crisis of modernity, and that he dramatizes the conflicts of the modern self by depicting the dynamic, transformative nature of the psyche. This work is the first sustained analysis of Dostoevsky’s work in light of archetypes, framing a topic that calls for further investigation. Archetypes illumine the author’s ideas about Russian national identity and its faith traditions and help us redefine our understanding of Russian realism and the prominent place Dostoevsky occupies within it.

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20169781771122047LIT004240World rights available
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishHardback6 x 9C$85.00203