The Resource The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, by Ashley Dolan, (electronic resource)

The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, by Ashley Dolan, (electronic resource)

Label
The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf
Title
The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
by Ashley Dolan
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dostoevsky's novels intrigued many English novelists when Constance Garnett's translation of The Brothers Karamazov introduced him to English readers in 1912. Both Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster wrote critically about Dostoevsky's works and published major novels, Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and A Passage to India (1924), in the wake of the "Dostoevsky cult." This study examines the influence of Dostoevsky's fiction on Forster's and Woolf's novels and suggests that both works are influenced by Dostoevsky in their depictions of character and their expression of a spiritual message. Forster's A Passage to India has distinct parallels to Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, especially in its expressions of collective guilt and its emphasis on the oneness of all beings, and this study argues that Forster's novel seeks to delineate a new form for the novel, one that emphasizes oral tradition and communal existence over the novel's traditional emphasis on individuality. A Passage to India is Forster's own attempt to write a "prophetic novel," a form he associated with Dostoevsky and envisioned as capable of conveying the spiritual message of interconnectedness. Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway also draws from Dostoevsky to create a concept of the self or character which is permeable to the surrounding environment and to other characters in the novel, and her work uses structures that are integral to Dostoevsky's fiction, such as double characters and the sacrificial narrative, to communicate her message about insanity, society, and spirituality
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolan, Ashley E.
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dickey, Frances
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Woolf, Virginia
Target audience
specialized
Label
The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, by Ashley Dolan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 27, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Frances Dickey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
748706635
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 84 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748706635
Label
The influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, by Ashley Dolan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 27, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Frances Dickey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
748706635
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 84 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748706635

Library Locations

  • St. Louis Mercantile LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Ward E Barnes Education LibraryBorrow it
    8001 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.707079 -90.311355
Processing Feedback ...