Mikhail Bakhtin: Art and Answerability: Early Philosophical Essays by M. M. Bakhtin

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  • Lindsay Sullivan (University of Wales, Cardiff)

Art and Answerability is the third volume of Bakhtin translations to appear in the University of Texas Slavic Series. It contains a detailed introduction by Michael Holquist and the essays “Art and Answerability” (1919), “Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity”, (c. 1920-1923) and “The Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Art” (1924). The essays are fragmentary and incomplete. Bakhtin's works have had a complicated publication record both while he was alive and since his death. The volume entitled Art and Answerability did not start out as a unified collection of essays, but they are thematically linked through their exploration of the relationship between the self and the other, and the nature of …

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Sullivan, Lindsay. "Art and Answerability: Early Philosophical Essays by M. M. Bakhtin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 August 2004
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