Mikhail Bakhtin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Anthony Wall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Mikhail Bakhtin.
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Critical Essay by Anthony Wall

The present essay explores the nature of characters and narrators in the writings of Mikhail Bakhtin and his circle. Our project is a hazardous one because Bakhtin's texts do not provide us with a systematic discussion of this problem. As a consequence, it must be understood that the passages we have selected for discussion are taken out of a variety of contexts in his essays. As well, they come from all of his various intellectual periods. We have tried to systematize the concept of character in a series of texts where no such system exists, and we can only hope that ours is the position that Bakhtin would have espoused.

In order to understand his concept of character we must first discard all notions of language as langue and think of it rather as parole, that is, as a pure product...

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