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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RFyodor Dostoevsky&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
- New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RThe last and greatest of &&LB&&RDostoevsky&&L/B&&R's novels, &&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R is a towering masterpiece of literature, philosophy, psychology, and religion. It tells the story of intellectual Ivan, sensual Dmitri, and idealistic Alyosha Karamazov, who collide in the wake of their despicable father's brutal murder.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RInto the framework of the story Dostoevsky poured all of his deepest concerns--the origin of evil, the nature of freedom, the craving for meaning and, most importantly, whether God exists. The novel is famous for three chapters that may be ranked among the greatest pages of Western literature. "Rebellion" and "The Grand Inquisitor" present what many have considered the strongest arguments ever formulated against the existence of God, while "The Devil" brilliantly portrays the banality of evil. Ultimately, Dostoevsky believes that Christ-like love prevails. But does he prove it?&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RA rich, moving exploration of the critical questions of human existence, &&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R powerfully challenges all readers to reevaluate the world and their place in it.&&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LB&&RMaire Jaanus&&L/B&&R is Professor of English and department Chair at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of &&LI&&RGeorg Trakl&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RLiterature and Negation&&L/I&&R, and a novel, &&LI&&RShe&&L/I&&R, and co-editor of &&LI&&RReading Seminars I and II&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RReading Seminar XI&&L/I&&R, and the forthcoming &&LI&&RLacan in the German-Speaking World&&L/I&&R.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.