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Fyodor Dostoevsky - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Fyodor Dostoevsky

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of Crime and Punishment; nineteenth century Russian Literature
Fyodor Dostoevsky
(1821 - 1881)

 
Category:  Russian Literature
 
Born:  November 11, 1821
Moscow, Russia
 
Died:  February 9, 1881
St. Petersburg, Russia
 
Related authors:
Anton Chekhov, Iris Murdoch, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol
 
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Fyodor Dostoevsky - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/8/1880     Pushkin & Dostoevsky
On this day in 1880 Fyodor Dostoevsky delivered his historic speech at the unveiling of the Pushkin Monument in Moscow. The speech, or rather the enthusiastic reaction to it, is regarded as the high mark of Dostoevsky's public fame and, coming just six months before his death, as an event representing as much a memorial to him as to Pushkin.
12/22/1849     The Death and Wife of Dostoevsky
On this day in 1849 twenty-eight-year-old Fyodor Dostoevsky was at the last moment granted pardon from a mock-execution orchestrated by Czar Nicholas I. Instead, Dostoevsky received four years in Siberia and indefinite military service for his crime of belonging to an underground group which championed "communism and new ideas." This exchange left him "reborn for the better," and eventually found him a wife.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Best Short Stories of Dostoevsky
by Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (Translator)
biography
 
Crime and Punishment
fiction
 
The Brothers Karamazov
fiction
 
The House of the Dead
fiction
 
The Idiot
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism: A Study of Dostoevsky in Relation to Balzac, Dickens, and Gogol
by Donald Fanger, Caryl Emerson
literary criticism and analysis
 
Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881
by Joseph Frank
biography
 
Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871
by Joseph Frank
biography
 
Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849
by Joseph Frank
biography
 
Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865
by Joseph Frank
biography
 
Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859
by Joseph Frank
biography
 
Reading Dostoevsky
by Victor Terras
guide
 
Selected Letters of Fyodor Dostoevsky
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Joseph Frank (Editor)
letters
 
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Dostoevsky Research Station
This extensive website offers a biography, bibliography, quotations, image gallery, e-mail discussion group, and electronic texts includingThe Brothers Karamazov, Crime & Punishment, and Notes from Underground. Also offers 200+ links to Dostoevsky-related artwork, discussion groups, and essays offering literary criticism and analysis of selected works, themes (life, art, freedom, liberation), and literary concordances (David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Marcel Proust, Jean-Paul Sartre). An excellent resource for teachers, students, and Dostoevsky fans.
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Notes from the Underground, The Gambler, The Idiot, and other works.
Study Guide: Notes From the Underground
This useful resource for students and teachers enhances understanding of the text with suggested topics for consideration and classroom discussion.

"Notes from Underground is one of the most influential pieces of fiction in Western European history. It has attracted attention for many reasons. 1) It contains an all-out assault on Enlightenment rationalism and the idea of progress which foreshadows many such assaults in the mid-to-late twentieth century. 2) It is an outstanding example of Dostoyevsky's psychological skills, depicting a character motivated by many contradictory impulses. Such contradictions were not clearly understood in the nineteenth century, but Freud and modern psychology generally were to explore in depth the irrational bases of much human thought. 3) One of the most salient characteristics of the Underground Man is his profound self-contempt combined with an exquisitely sensitive ego -- a combination that is much discussed these days. 4) The story contains one of the first characters whose childhood experiences have led him to fear love and intimacy even though he longs for them: another topic of intense interest currently. 5) It portrays one of the first anti-heroes in fiction, a protagonist utterly lacking every trait of the Romantic hero and living out a futile life on the margins of society. Such figures were to dominate much serious fiction in the mid-twentieth century, notably Albert Camus' Meursault in The Stranger."
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