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At first look, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) don't seem to have a lot in universal with these of the arguable American author Henry Miller (1891-1980). although, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller was once, actually, huge, immense and formed the latter's view of the area, of literature, and of his personal writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the effect that this obsession had on their lonesome work.

Renowned for his mental remedy of characters, Dostoevsky grew to become a version for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, as they have been in constructing a brand new form of writing that may circulation past staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky was once concerned about representing the individual's conception of the self and the area, he grew to become an archetype for Miller and the opposite participants of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who have been drawn to exact mental characterizations in addition to interesting narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's equipment and philosophies by way of Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon offers useful perception into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's impression on twentieth-century literature.

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