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(ˌdɒstɔɪˈɛfskɪ; Russian dəstaˈjɛfskij) ,






(Biography) Fyodor Mikhailovich (ˈfjɔdər miˈxajləvitʃ). 1821–81, Russian novelist, the psychological perception of whose works has greatly influenced the subsequent development of the novel. His best-known works are Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868), The Possessed (1871), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879–80)


or Dos•to•yev•sky

(ˌdɒs təˈyɛf ski, ˌdʌs-)

Fyodor Mikhailovich, 1821–81, Russian novelist.
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A few words about Dostoevsky himself may help the English reader to understand his work.
Though always sickly and delicate Dostoevsky came out third in the final examination of the Petersburg school of Engineering.
Though neither by temperament nor conviction a revolutionist, Dostoevsky was one of a little group of young men who met together to read Fourier and Proudhon.
This evening she had twisted the words of Dostoevsky to suit her mood--a fatalistic mood-- to proclaim that the process of discovery was life, and that, presumably, the nature of one's goal mattered not at all.
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) has announced the beginning of applications for the best interdisciplinary projects on the topic "Sources and methods in studying the heritage of FM Dostoevsky in Russian and world culture.
Malcolm explained: "I guess if you mixed Dostoevsky with Roald Dahl and added a sprinkling of an old Russian fairy tale, stirred it all up with Pan's shadow and a spoonful of Witch's drool, you'd have something like The Beginning Woods.
In that dramatic setting, he says, Dostoevsky revealed and reinforced his major normative insights about the relationship between law and morality, and between normative reasoning and the promotion of the common good.
These thinkers, in particular, are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) and Max Scheler (1874-1928).
Throughout his research, the Russian philosopher Bakhtin looked to the aesthetic phenomenon present in the works of Rabelais, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Pushkin and other writers.
2) As Edward Wasiolek notes, the reason, perhaps, for such a laborious quest was that "The Idiot for Dostoevsky lay at the end of arduous and exasperating technical experimentation" (Wasiolek 9).
These "Russian" essays offer us insight not only into Woolf's thoughts on Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, but also--and maybe even more importantly--into her personal beliefs as a writer.