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Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of "Anna Karenina" (Hardback)
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Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of "Anna Karenina" (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 30/06/2004
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Vladimir E. Alexandrov advocates a broad revision of the academic study of literature and proposes an adaptive, text-specific reading methodology that is designed to minimize the circularity of interpretation inherent in the act of reading. He illustrates this method on the example of Tolstoy's classic novel via a detailed "map" of the different possible readings that the novel can support. Anna Karenina emerges as deeply conflicted, polyvalent, and quite unlike what one finds in other critical studies.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299195403
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 230 x 164 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A major contribution to Tolstoy studies. . . . Essential."--Choice
"I find this book particularly attractive because it is rooted in formalist and structuralist theory, skeptical about both the premises and the results of much (especially American) later criticism, and respectful of the text of Anna Karenina." --Slavi
"A major contribution to Tolstoy studies. ... Essential." --Choice
"Alexandrov does not insist on the resolution of the novel's basic contradictions but leaves it to his reader what to make of Anna Karenina: a work whose tumult of meanings ultimately undoes it or makes it mysterious and rich, like life." --Modern Philology

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