Lev Shestov Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Coates, Carrol. "A New Look at Shestov." Books Abroad 42, No. 3 (Summer 1968): 385-87.

Thematic analysis of Shestov's critical writings on Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy.

Davison, R. M. "Lev Shestov: An Assessment." Journal of European Studies 11, No. 4 (December 1981): 279-84.

Examines the fundamental principles of Shestov's thought, his opposition to reason in favor of faith, and the similarities between his ideas and other philosophical traditions and teachings.

Monas, Sidney. Reviews of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Nietzsche by Lev Shestov and A Shestov Anthology, edited by Bernard Martin. Slavic Review 30, No. 4 (1971): 909-11.

Favorable review of the insights and writing style of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Nietzsche; however, Monas identifies problems with several of the translations and Bernard Martin's editing and organization of the Anthology.

Murry, John Middleton. "The Honesty of Russia." In his The Evolution of an Intellectual, pp. 26-37. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927.

Analyzes the distinctively "Russian" aspect of Shestov's ideas.

Shein, Louis J. Review of Potestas clavium by Lev Shestov. Canadian Slavic Studies 3, No. 1 (1969): 149-50.

Defines Shestov's philosophical position within the scope of Russian European culture, describing the essays collected in Potestas clavium as a continuation of his "earlier polemic against rationalism and scientism."

Wernham, James C. S. "Shestov." In his Two Russian Thinkers: An Essay in Berdyaev and Shestov, pp. 57-109. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968.

Compares and contrasts aspects of Shestov's life and philosophy to that of his friend and colleague, Russian philosopher and proponent of Christian Existentialism, Nikolay Berdyaev.