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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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  • 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

  • It is easy to see why Dostoevsky has become a popular author.


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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