Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy
- Publish Date: 2007-10-11
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Donna Tussing Orwin
Russian psychological prose has made a distinct contribution to world culturenot only to literature, but also to practical psychology and even to neuropsychology. Consequences of Consciousness focuses primarily on Russian ideas of the self and subjectivity, and how these ideas find expression in the fiction of Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoythe most important founding authors of the Russian school of psychological realism. These writers explore both the limits and the autonomy of subjective consciousness, and their books are as relevant today as they have ever been. Through close analysis of many well-known texts, Orwin reveals that these three authors conversed with each other through their works. She emphasizes the role Western thought played in the development of their psychological prose and how it was transformed by a Russian context.