A POSSIBLE CRITIQUE ON BAHTIN’S INTERPRETATION OF DOSTOEVSKY

  • Trajce Stojanov

Abstract

This paper is an effort for some different approach of Dostoevsky`s poetic concerning Bahtin`s interpretation. Namely, the paper is a critical overview of Bahtin`s interpretation on Dostoevsky`s “polyphonic novel” offering completely different interpretation of Dostoevsky`s work. Bahtin`s interpretation of Dostoevsky is quite revolutionary and logically consistent, but in our opinion, it misses out the crucial nature of Dostoevsky`s work. Our approach enables us to overcome the obstacles because of which Bahtin made that interpretation in the first place. Bahtin considered that “philosophical monologization” in interpretation of Dostoevsky`s poetic is inappropriate and that`s why he offered his structural analysis and the concept of “polyphonic novel”. But that kind of approach tears living unity of Dostoevsky’s novel – in best case, or lacks of understanding of Dostoevsky`s philosophy – in worst case. Our approach seeks solution in synthesis which is actually immanent in Dostoevsky`s dialectic.

Published
Dec 26, 2016
How to Cite
STOJANOV, Trajce. A POSSIBLE CRITIQUE ON BAHTIN’S INTERPRETATION OF DOSTOEVSKY. PALIMPSEST / ПАЛИМПСЕСТ, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 115-126, dec. 2016. ISSN 2545-3998. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/PAL/article/view/1746>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2019.
Section
КУЛТУРА/ CULTURE