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  • proper n. Russian author Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski; born 1821, died 1881.

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  • n. Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)

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  • From this point of view Dostoevski is not a great writer, but a rather mediocre one -- with flashes of excellent humor, but, alas, with wastelands of literary platitudes in between.

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  • Indeed, in a sense Dostoevski is much too rational in his crude methods, and though his facts are but spiritual facts and his characters mere ideas in the likeness of people, their interplay and development are actuated by the mechanical methods of the earthbound and conventional novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries ....

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  • My position in regard to Dostoevski is a curious and difficult one.

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  • NOTE: This does not mean fit an entire Dostoevski novel on the back of your card.

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  • "I read Dostoevski, Spengler, and Tolstoy, and sang in the choir and in a barbershop quartet."

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  • An even closer analogy might be to what Dostoevski one of Mr. Mikhailov's favorite writers did in "Poor Folk" and "The House of the Dead."

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  • And you . . . from the land of Tolstoi and Dostoevski.

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  • However acceptable the Soviet State may at the moment find the great classic writers, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Chehov, Turgenev, Gogol, they have surely made the regimentation of the Russian spirit …

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  • Just as I have no ear for music, I have to my regret no ear for Dostoevski the Prophet ....

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  • Dostoevski as we know is a great seeker after truth, a genius of spiritual morbidity, but as we also know he is not a great writer in the sense Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov are.

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