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The Dream of a Ridiculous Writer – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Katy Masuga

in Henry Miller and How He Got That Way

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780748641185
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651986 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.003.0003
The Dream of a Ridiculous Writer – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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This chapter studies Fyodor Dostoevsky, another of Miller's writing influences, showing him as a way to prevent the paradox of simultaneous living and creative expression in writing. It shows how Miller's writing considers the question of how a text is read and also examines the importance of distinguishing between the writer and the persona.

Keywords: Fyodor Dostoevsky; creative expression; writer; persona

Chapter.  12602 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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