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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky[a] (Russian: Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and... show more
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky[a] (Russian: Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages. Dostoyevsky influenced a multitude of writers and philosophers, from Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway to Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Birth date: November 11, 1821
Died: February 09, 1881
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 year ago
I found parts of this book fascinating and other parts to drag a bit beyond what was necessary. Essentially this is a book about a loner/anti-hero who shares his outlook on life with us in the early parts of the story, and then shares his interactions with others for the next part. The narrator is l...
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 year ago
This novella was a bit of a letdown after reading The Double. This story was a short romance, but it did not have the depth of insight into the characters that other stories of Dostoyevsky have. The story basically is just a boy falling madly in love with a woman he hardly knows, and then finding ...
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 year ago
This was my third Dostoyevsky book and I found it to be powerful. This short novel basically follows a man who is slowly having a mental break. You can't help but feel empathy for the man and want to reach out and help him. Dostoyevsky does an incredible job of showing what is inside his characte...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-03-23)Hammett I take to have a brilliant literary mind and to be well read in Literature. I take him to be able to know what a Byronic Hero is, what others thought about that, to have his own thoughts about it, as well as lots of other things (like about detective stories), of...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
I'd like to suggest that reading choice, at all ages, resembles a vortex. One's favourite books and authors swirl round, and are re-read (I've always been a great re-reader). New books are sucked in to join the vortex, and some of the favourites gradually sink down, just occasionally bobbing back up...
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