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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

10 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY (1821-1881) used his novels to peer into the tortured depths of the human soul. Over the course of his difficult life, Dostoyevsky went from a confirmed revolutionary-socialist to a religious arch-conservative, managing to express through his literature all of the ideas and theories which enraptured, ennerved and invigorated Russian society in the middle of the 19th century.


Crime & Punishment

Russian Life: July/Aug 2015
This summer, why not read one of the classics? As a teaser, we offer an excerpt from Dostoyevsky’s timeless classic, in a new translation by Oliver Ready.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Oliver Ready

Letter Before Exile

Chtenia: Fall 2013
A letter the author wrote to his brother, immediately before his transport into Siberian exile.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov
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Letter to Sofya

Chtenia: Fall 2013
In this letter to his niece, Dostoyevsky describes the thinking behind Prince Myshkin, the central character in his novel The Idiot.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov
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Masha is Lying on the Table

Chtenia: Fall 2013
A diary entry Dostoyevsky wrote on the death of his first wife, which became an extraordinary and impassioned meditation on death, immortality and human relationships.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Eugenia Sokolskaya
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The Crocodile

Chtenia: Fall 2013
Dostoyevsky's hilarious story about a man swallowed by a crocodile, which was also a brilliant satire on political economy and the importation of Western ideas to Russia.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Constance Garnett and Sarah Young
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The Petersburg Feuilletons

Chtenia: Fall 2013
A journalistic piece from 1847, in which Fyodor Mikhailovich lambasts "the dreamer" omnipresent in St. Petersburg life.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov
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Vlas

Chtenia: Fall 2013
This extract from The Writer's Diary tells the story of a peasant's religious conversion, which Dostoyevsky turns into a discussion of the nature of Russian peasants.
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Kenneth Lantz
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White Nights

Chtenia: Summer 2011

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Constance Garnett and Paul E. Richardson
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The Idiot

Chtenia: Summer 2010

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Constance Garnett and Paul E. Richardson
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A Writer's Diary

Chtenia: Winter 2009
Including the stories "The Boy With His Hand Out" and "The Boy at Christ's Christmas Party"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translator: Kenneth Lantz
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