Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Noun1.Fyodor Dostoevsky - Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)
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The tensions arising from Bakhtin's engagement with these important ideas is further explored by two literary scholars--Davi Silistino and Marcos Costa, who independently interrogate Dosteovsky's texts using Bakhtin's polyphonic entreaty in two very distinct ways.
Tolstoi, Dosteovsky, and Tchekhov make explicit in their works conceptions of the world which yield nothing in definiteness to the philosophic schemes of the great dogmatists of the old, and perhaps may be regarded as even superior to them in that by their nature they emphasize a relation of which the professional philosopher is too often careless--the intimate connection between philosophy and life.
Even those who start out looking for resolution of such conflicts in his fiction are likely to end up concentrating upon the constant ambivalence represented in the title of Jean Kellogg's book Dark Prophets of Hope, wherein Dosteovsky is prominently featured.