Crime and Punishment was Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski
's first popularly successful novel after his nine-year imprisonment and exile for alleged political crimes (the charges were of doubtful validity) against the czar.
And we have to reckon with persons who act inconsistently or even irrationally (Nastasja Filipovna and Rogoin in Dostoevski
's The Idiot).
An epic of the people of Paris, with a vital and fascinating re-creation of the swarming Parisian underground, the novel suggests the crowded, absorbing novels of Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevski
. The main theme of man's ceaseless combat with evil clearly emerges from the suspenseful plot, while the book as a whole gives a dramatic picture of the ebb and flow of life.
Think Tolstoy and Dostoevski
, as opposed to the distilling touch of, say, Turgenev and Chekhov.
The Possessed is Dostoevski
's answer to Turgenev's treatment of Russian nihilism in Fathers and Sons.
In Remembrance of Things Past, Proust, together with Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1865-1869), Fyodor Dostoevski
(The Brothers Karamazov, 1879-1880), Thomas Mann (Joseph and His Brothers, 1933-1943), and James Joyce (Ulysses, 1922), transformed the novel from a linear account of events into a multidimensional art.
Bernard was Byron's young man one day, Shelley's or Dostoevski
's the next.
But his many successors and student s sometimes left us to search for a way out of historical catastrophe alone, as if the people--as the Inquisitor believed in Dostoevski
's legend--needed only calm and their daily bread, like animals, as if it was possible to glue together world happiness from this bread-like paste of elementary privation...
Crime and punishment George Ty, tycoon and philanthropist dies !-- -- Although I use Dostoevski
's Crime and Punishment, for the column's title it is not the theme that Dostoevski
Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevski
's Poetics, Caryl Emerson (trans./ed.), Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1984, p.
In Problems of Dostoevski
's Poetics (1963), Bakhtin develops the following practical-analytical typology of dialogic procedures: (7)
Beside the perfection of Turgenev I put the perfection of Dostoevski
. (Is there anything more perfect than <i>The Eternal Husband!</i>) Here, then, in one and the same medium, we have two kinds of perfection.
Among the topics are the debate over art and popular culture: a synopsis, the reception of Dostoevski
in Germany before World War I, the triumph of mass idols, the sociology of literature, and humanistic perspectives on David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd.
We have been deeply influenced by Freud, Sartre, Hegel, Dostoevski
, Melville, and Kierkegaard.