This book develops both a methodology that aims at clarifying what we mean when we refer to 'reception' and a theoretical alternative to prevalent notions of reception. It argues the necessity to distinguish among fields of investigation: art, literary works of art, and aesthetic ideology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Inner and the Outer: A Methodological Premise 1. The Introduction of Fedor Dostoevskii in Britain: A Difficult Start 2. From 'Morbidity' to 'Sickness': A Portrait of the Artist as a Degenerate Man 3. The Making of a Cult: Facts and Critical Perspectives 4. Problems of Dostoevskii Criticism 5. Conclusion