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Dostoevsky

or Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski, Dostoyevski, Dostoievski

[dos-tuh-yef-skee, duhs-; Russian duh-stuh-yef-skyee] /ˌdɒs təˈyɛf ski, ˌdʌs-; Russian dʌ stʌˈyɛf skyi/
noun
1.
Fyodor Mikhailovich
[fyoh-der mi-kahy-luh-vich;; Russian fyaw-duh r myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /ˈfyoʊ dər mɪˈkaɪ lə vɪtʃ;; Russian ˈfyɔ dər myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1821–81, Russian novelist.
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  • And it is here that Gorki seems to us almost to surpass Dostoevsky.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • And here Gorki is a true creator, even if as artist he ranks below Dostoevsky.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • Take the case of Dostoevsky—his epilepsy was one of the most fruitful of motives in his stories.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • But hard work calmed his nerves, as was the case with Dostoevsky.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
  • If Dostoevsky had had less vision he would have been Strindberg.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
British Dictionary definitions for Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky

/ˌdɒstɔɪˈɛfskɪ; Russian dəstaˈjɛfskij/
noun
1.
Fyodor Mikhailovich (ˈfjɔdər miˈxajləvitʃ). 1821–81, Russian novelist, the psychological perception of whose works has greatly influenced the subsequent development of the novel. His best-known works are Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868), The Possessed (1871), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879–80)
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