Dostoevsky

or Do·sto·yev·sky, Do·sto·ev·ski, Do·sto·yev·ski, Do·stoi·ev·ski

[dos-tuh-yef-skee, duhs-; Russian duh-stuh-yef-skyee]
noun
  1. Fyo·dor Mi·khai·lo·vich [fyoh-der mi-kahy-luh-vich; Russian fyaw-duhr myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /ˈfyoʊ dər mɪˈkaɪ lə vɪtʃ; Russian ˈfyɔ dər myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/, 1821–81, Russian novelist.
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Contemporary Examples of dostoevsky

  • An ex-convict looks back on the books he read, from Dostoevsky to Malcolm X, during the decade he spent behind bars.

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    Reading Prison Novels In Prison

    Daniel Genis

    May 24, 2014

  • Dostoevsky spends a lot of description on the little hustles his ‘peers’ worked at for money and services.

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    Reading Prison Novels In Prison

    Daniel Genis

    May 24, 2014

  • Some were as old as Dostoevsky, who wrote his House of the Dead in 1861 after four years in a Siberian prison camp.

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    Reading Prison Novels In Prison

    Daniel Genis

    May 24, 2014

  • If Dostoevsky unintentionally laid the philosophical groundwork upon which Putin now stands, then Tolstoy offers the solution.

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    How Tolstoy Can Save Putin’s Soul

    Andrew D. Kaufman

    May 10, 2014

  • If Putin preferred Tolstoy over Dostoevsky, what a happier, more peaceful place Ukraine would be right now.

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    How Tolstoy Can Save Putin’s Soul

    Andrew D. Kaufman

    May 10, 2014

Historical Examples of dostoevsky

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for dostoevsky

Dostoevsky

Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski or Dostoyevski

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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