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]
- Fyo·dor Mi·khai·lo·vich [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/, 1821–81, Russian novelist.
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An ex-convict looks back on the books he read, from Dostoevsky to Malcolm X, during the decade he spent behind bars.
Dostoevsky spends a lot of description on the little hustles his ‘peers’ worked at for money and services.
Some were as old as Dostoevsky, who wrote his House of the Dead in 1861 after four years in a Siberian prison camp.
If Dostoevsky unintentionally laid the philosophical groundwork upon which Putin now stands, then Tolstoy offers the solution.
If Putin preferred Tolstoy over Dostoevsky, what a happier, more peaceful place Ukraine would be right now.
And it is here that Gorki seems to us almost to surpass Dostoevsky.
And here Gorki is a true creator, even if as artist he ranks below Dostoevsky.
Take the case of Dostoevsky—his epilepsy was one of the most fruitful of motives in his stories.Egoists
But hard work calmed his nerves, as was the case with Dostoevsky.Iconoclasts
It is easy to see why Dostoevsky has become a popular author.Old and New Masters
Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski or Dostoyevski
- 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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