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or Dos·to·ev·ski  (dŏs′tə-yĕf′skē, -toi-, dŭs-), Feodor Mikhailovich 1821-1881.
Russian writer whose works, such as the novels Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880), combine religious mysticism with profound psychological insight.

Dos′to·yev′ski·an adj.
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Noun1.Dostoevski - Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)
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In their respective writings, Wright, Ellison, and Hayden acknowledge a wide range of modernist influences, including Dostoevski, Hemingway, Anderson, Eliot, Rukeyser, and Auden.
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If Henry James wrote stories, if Dostoevski wrote stories, I don't write stories" (Alpert 3).
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--."Strategies of Madness--Nietzsche, Wagner, and Dostoevski." In "To double business bound": Essays on Literature, Mimesis, and Anthropology.
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Final seg of the trilogy will reportedly be based on Dostoevski's "Crime and Punishment."
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