Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Archbishop's Dostoevsky
A stumbled across this title, Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction, by Rowan Williams, which A.N.Wilson gives very high marks,
We need a guide who combines the gifts of a literary critic and a trained theologian to work out how far the novels of Dostoevsky can be used as vehicles for such explorations. We also need a guide who is deeply versed in the ethos and spiritual traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church to place Dostoevsky, and the tormented exchanges of his characters, within some intelligible historical framework. Luckily, the Archbishop of Canterbury combines all these qualities, and more.