In his biography of Dostoevsky, Leonid Grossman (, p. literature, was of most benefit to mankind (Grossman, , p. ): Dostojewski, F.M. by Theoderich Kampmann, Dostojewski in Deutschland, published in Die Beichte eines Juden in Briefen an Dostojewski, by Leonid Grossman. The themes in the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which encompass novels, According to Leonid Grossman, Dostoevsky wanted “to introduce the extraordinary into the very thick of the commonplace, to fuse the sublime with.

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The previous May, his parents had sent Dostoevsky and his brother Mikhail to St Petersburg to attend the free Nikolayev Military Engineering Instituteforcing the brothers to abandon their academic studies for military careers.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

His characters live in an unlimited, irrealistic world, beyond borders and limits. Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina m.

University of Minnesota Press. Dostoevsky returned to Saint Petersburg in mid-September and promised his editor, Fyodor Stellovskythat he would complete The Gamblera short novel focused on gambling addictionby November, although he had not yet begun writing it.

An unscrupulous merchant finds the inexperienced girl and hires her as his housewife and guarantor.

Dostoevsky was introduced to literature at lfonid early age. Archived from the original on 29 October The Years of Ordeal, — While critical of serfdom, Dostoevsky was skeptical about the creation of a constitutiona concept he viewed as unrelated to Russia’s history.

Dostoevsky was an Eastern Orthodox Christian, [] was raised in a religious family and knew the Gospel from a very young age. Dostoevsky’s health declined further, and in March he had four epileptic seizures.

The failure of Epochthe magazine he had founded with Mikhail after the suppression of Vremyaworsened his financial situation, although the continued help of his relatives and friends averted bankruptcy. Later, he wrote about his reluctance to remove religious themes from the book, stating, “The censor pigs have passed everything where I scoffed at everything and, on the face of itwas sometimes even blasphemous, but have forbidden the parts where I demonstrated the need for belief in Christ from all this”.


He visited Mikhail in Reval, and frequently attended concerts, operas, plays and ballets. Dostoevsky contacted stenographer Pavel Olkhin from Saint Petersburg, who recommended his pupil, the twenty-year-old Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina. The baby died of pneumonia three months later, and Anna recalled how Dostoevsky “wept and sobbed like a woman in despair”. The serfs were acquitted in a trial in Tulabut Dostoevsky’s brother Andrei perpetuated the story.

Poor Folk is an epistolary novel that describes the relationship between the small, elderly official Makar Devushkin and the young seamstress Varvara Dobroselova, remote relatives who write letters to each other.

Like Christ, Myshkin is a teacher, confessor and mysterious outsider. Philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev stated that he “is not a realist as an artist, he is an experimenter, a creator of an experimental metaphysics of human nature”.

In his youth, Dostoevsky enjoyed reading Nikolai Karamzin ‘s History dostoojewski the Russian Dosyojewskiwhich praised conservatism and Russian independence, ideas that Dostoevsky would embrace later in life.

His reclusiveness and interest in religion earned him the nickname dotojewski Photius “.

Frank, Joseph []. After The Double received negative reviews, Dostoevsky’s health declined and he had more frequent seizures, but he continued writing. Shortly thereafter, he wrote his second novel, The Doublewhich appeared in the journal Notes of the Fatherland on 30 January grossmwn, before being published in February.

In the denouement, Nikolai kills himself, tortured by his own misdeeds. According to biographer Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky took that as a sign not to gamble any more.


Influences from other writers are evident, especially in his early works, leading to accusations of plagiarismbut his style gradually developed over his career. Mikhail Dostoevsky and Maria Dostoevskaya born Nechayeva.

Themes in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s writings – Wikipedia

Characters from the three Abrahamic religions —Judaism, Islam and Christianity— appear in it, and while the Jewish character Isay Leoonid and characters affiliated with the Orthodox Church and the Old Believers are depicted negatively, the Muslims Nurra and Aley from Dagestan are depicted positively.

Around early the family spent several months in Staraya Russaa town known for its mineral spa. Retrieved on 27 December Dostoevsky never attempted to complete it. The years given below indicate the year in which the novel’s final part or first complete book edition was published.

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Wikipedia

His extensive explanations in opposition to the transposition of his works into other media were groundbreaking in fidelity criticism. Freud, the Mind of the Moralist 3rd ed. We were packed like herrings in a barrel The only known facts about his situation are that he has quit the service, lives in a basement flat on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg and finances his livelihood from a modest inheritance.

It was his explosive power which shattered the Victorian novel with its simpering maidens and ordered commonplaces; books which were without imagination or violence. Notes from Underground is split into two stylistically different parts, the first essay-like, the second in narrative style. Dostoevsky revived his friendships with Maykov and Strakhov and made new acquaintances, including church politician Terty Filipov and the brothers Vsevolod and Vladimir Solovyov.