Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson is Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University in Illinois. His most recent book, Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows of Time, came out from Yale in January.

The Rustling of Cockroaches

Gary Saul Morson, 22 June 1995

Between 1865 and 1871 Dostoevsky wrote three of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Possessed – and two remarkable novellas, The Gambler and The Eternal Husband. He also conceived two other major works he never managed to write, and maintained a furious correspondence containing some of his most profound statements on art, society, religion and the creative process. Joseph Frank’s biography calls these years ‘miraculous’ yet the conditions under which Dostoevsky was working were anything but splendid.’

Thinking Persons

John Ellis, 14 May 1992

These five books continue in then very different ways the intense debate about the purpose of literary criticism and its relation to ‘theory’. Addressing Frank Kermode has its origin...

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