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Fall 2013

Fall 2013
Cover: Tony Bowden

Issue Theme: Dostoyevsky Bilingual

6: The Many Faces of Fyodor Mikhailovich
Sarah Young
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky is known for huge, intense, philosophical works, but this reputation ignores the great variety of his writing.
Literature

15: The Petersburg Feuilletons
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A journalistic piece from 1847, in which Fyodor Mikhailovich lambasts "the dreamer" omnipresent in St. Petersburg life.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Literature

27: Letter Before Exile
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A letter the author wrote to his brother, immediately before his transport into Siberian exile.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Memoir

33: Masha is Lying on the Table
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
:: Translation by Eugenia Sokolskaya

Memoir

47: The Crocodile
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett and Sarah Young

Humor

97: Letter to Sofya
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
In this letter to his niece, Dostoyevsky describes the thinking behind Prince Myshkin, the central character in his novel The Idiot.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Memoir

103: Fathers and Children
Lydia Razran Stone
A 24-line poem that summarizes Dostoyevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov.
Poetry

105: Vlas
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
:: Translation by Kenneth Lantz

Fiction