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Dostoevsky 1821-1881
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Dostoevsky 1821-1881 (Hardback)

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The bare events of Dostoevsky's life - his father murdered by peasants, his own ordeal before a firing squad, then exile in Siberia, his epilepsy, gambling, poverty and debts - go far to account for his strange intensity of vision. This biography, first published in 1931, traces his wayward development, from his strict and secluded childhood to his debut as `literary pimple', through his years of anguish, to his maturity as artist and final apotheosis as Russian patriot.





Written some fifty years after Dostoevsky's death, when the material necessary for a full study first became available, Carr's classic study reflects an approach to the life and genius of Dostoevsky dominated by the concerns of the mid-twentieth century. With its illuminating chapters on each of the great novels and its stylistic precision, this treatment of Dostoevsky remains a perfect introduction to the man, both as a novelist and as a human being.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 08/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9781138793286  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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