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 ]
/ ˌdɒs təˈyɛf ski, ˌdʌs-; Russian dʌ stʌˈyɛf skyi /

noun

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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Dostoevsky

Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski or Dostoyevski

/ (ˌdɒstɔɪˈɛfskɪ, Russian dəstaˈjɛfskij) /

noun

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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