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Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of Anna Karenina

 
 
 
 
Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of Anna Karenina
Author: Vladimir E. Alexandrov
ISBN 13: 9780299195403
ISBN 10: 299195406
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 2004-07-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
List Price: $34.95
 
 

Vladimir E. Alexandrov advocates a broad revision of the academic study of literature and proposes an adaptive, text-specific reading methodology that is designed to minimize the circularity of interpretation inherent in the act of reading. He illustrates this method on the example of Tolstoy's classic novel via a detailed "map" of the different possible readings that the novel can support. Anna Karenina emerges as deeply conflicted, polyvalent, and quite unlike what one finds in other critical studies