Christianity in Bakhtin: God and the Exiled Author

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September 2005



An examination of the influence of Christianity on the thought and work of Mikhail Bakhtin.


Acknowledgements; Note on translation and citation; 1. Introduction; 2. Fall and Incarnation in 'Towards a Philosophy of the Act'; 3. The aesthetic gospel of 'Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity'; 4. Was Bakhtin a Marxist? The work of the Bakhtin Circle, 1924-1929; 5. Falling silent: the critical aesthetic of Problems of Dostoevsky's Creative Work; 6. The exiled author: 'Discourse in the Novel' and beyond; 7. Christian motifs in Bakhtin's carnival writings; 8. The fate of Christian motifs in Bakhtin's work; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


"...potent and truly unique body of work, which could serve to invigorate Christian thinking about the humanities and the social sciences." Books & Culture "...Coates has produced a fine analysis of a number of possible Christian subtexts in Bakhtin's writings. She has also taken a very sound view on the problem of the authorship if the disputed texts produced within the Bakhtin Circle." The Russian Review, vol.59 "Her metaphorical approach proves effective in tracing the development of Bakhtin's aesthetics." Slavic ad East European Jrnl
EAN: 9780521022972
ISBN: 0521022975
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Russian L'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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