In his biography of Dostoevsky, Leonid Grossman (, p. literature, was of most benefit to mankind (Grossman, , p. ): Dostojewski, F.M. by Theoderich Kampmann, Dostojewski in Deutschland, published in Die Beichte eines Juden in Briefen an Dostojewski, by Leonid Grossman. The themes in the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which encompass novels, According to Leonid Grossman, Dostoevsky wanted “to introduce the extraordinary into the very thick of the commonplace, to fuse the sublime with.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Classified as “one of the most dangerous convicts”, Dostoevsky had his hands and feet shackled until his release. Suicides are found in several of Dostoyevsky’s books. It was his explosive power which shattered the Victorian novel with its simpering maidens and ordered commonplaces; books which were without imagination or violence.

Characters from the three Abrahamic religions —Judaism, Islam and Christianity— appear in it, and while the Jewish character Isay Fomich and characters affiliated with the Orthodox Church and the Old Believers are depicted negatively, the Muslims Nurra and Aley from Dagestan are depicted positively. Inon the recommendation of the poet Aleksey Pleshcheyev[41] he joined the Petrashevsky Circlefounded by Mikhail Petrashevskywho had proposed social reforms in Russia.

He frequently used autobiographical or semi-autobiographical details. He presents himself as a possible saviour to the poor prostitute Lisa, advising her to reject self-reproach when she looks to him for hope. Around early the family spent several months in Staraya Russaa town known for its mineral spa. Dostoevsky held negative views of the Ottoman Turksdedicating multiple pages to them in his “Writer’s Diary”, professing the need to have no pity for Turks at war, no regrets in killing Turks and depopulating Istanbul of the Turkish population and shipping it off to Asia.

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His early works emphasised realism and naturalismas well as social issues such as the differences dpstojewski the poor and the rich. He was diagnosed with early-stage pulmonary emphysemawhich his doctor believed could be successfully managed, but not cured.


It received both critical and popular acclaim and is often cited as his magnum opus. Her relationship with Dostoevsky is known rgossman through letters written between November and January The novel’s protagonist, the year-old Prince Myshkinreturns to Russia after several years at a Swiss sanatorium. An important stylistic element in Dostoevsky’s writing is polyphonythe simultaneous presence of multiple narrative voices and perspectives.

Lsonid Literary Memorial Museum. He considers his own decline natural and necessary. Belinsky described it as Russia’s first ” social novel “. Rather than returning to Ems, he visited Maly Prikol, a manor near Kursk.

His writings were widely read both within and beyond his native Russia and influenced an equally great number of later writers including Russians like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anton Chekhov as well as philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre. According to biographer Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky took that as a sign not to gamble any more.

In the following years, Dostoevsky worked as a journalist, publishing and editing several magazines of his own and later A Writer’s Diarya collection of his writings. The Adolescent frossman the life of Arkady Dolgoruky, the illegitimate child of the landowner Versilov and a peasant mother.

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Anna proposed that they spend the winter in Staraya Russa to allow Dostoevsky to rest, although doctors had suggested a second visit to Ems because his health had previously improved there.

French, German and Italian translations usually came directly from the original, while English translations were second-hand and of poor quality.

Dostoevsky felt that his military career would endanger his now flourishing literary career, so he wrote a letter asking to resign his post. Retrieved 5 November The first three parts of his unfinished novel Netochka Nezvanova chronicle the trials and tribulations of Netochka, stepdaughter of a second-class fiddler, while in ” A Christmas Tree and a Wedding “, Dostoyevsky switches to social satire.

After his release from prison, Dostoevsky incorporated religious themes, especially those of Russian Orthodoxy, into his writing. He sends her to a manor somewhere on a steppe, while Makar alleviates his misery and pain with alcohol.

Dostoevsky disliked the academy, primarily because of his lack of interest in science, mathematics and military engineering and his preference for drawing and architecture.


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Her egoism and her vanity are colossal. Several critics, such as Nikolay DobrolyubovIvan Bunin and Vladimir Nabokovviewed his writing as excessively psychological and philosophical rather than artistic.

In Semipalatinsk, Dostoevsky revived his faith by looking frequently at the stars. In his fifteen months with The Citizenhe had been taken to court twice: Ddostojewski Karamazov Fyodor Karamazov.

The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii. On 14 Aprilthey began a delayed honeymoon in Germany with the money gained from the sale. Maria Dmitriyevna Isaeva m.

University of Chicago Press. According to one reporter, more thanmourners were present, while others describe attendance between 40, and 50, These characters were compared to those of Hoffmann, an author whom Dostoevsky admired. Dostoyevsky’s use of space and time were analysed by philologist Vladimir Toporov.

Dostoevsky finished The Adolescent at the end ofalthough passages of it had been serialised in Notes of the Fatherland since January. Short stories [ edit ] ” Mr. In the second part he describes scenes from his life that are responsible for his failure in personal and professional life and in his love life. Dostoevsky And the Dynamics of Religious Experience. The years given below indicate the year in which the novel’s final part or first complete book edition was published. Dostoevsky returned to Saint Petersburg in mid-September and promised his editor, Fyodor Stellovskythat he would complete The Gamblera short novel focused on gambling addictionby November, although he had not yet begun writing it.

Coetzee featured Dostoevsky as the protagonist in his novel The Master of Petersburg. Belinsky commented that the work had “no sense, no content and no thoughts”, and that the novel was boring due to the protagonist’s garrulity, or tendency towards verbal diarrhoea. This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat In addition to his seizures, he had haemorrhoidslost weight and was “burned by some fever, trembling and feeling too hot or too cold every night”.