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 Making of a Counter-Culture Icon: Others found fault with chaotic and disorganised plots, and others, like Turgenev, objected to “excessive psychologising” and too-detailed naturalism.


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Through his relationship with Belinsky he expanded his knowledge of the philosophy of socialism. Dostoevsky was accused of reading works by Belinsky, including the banned Letter to Gogol[46] and of circulating copies of these and other works.

Dostoevsky’s health declined further, and in March he had four epileptic seizures. Scorned by Saint Petersburg society for his trusting nature and naivety, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman, Nastasya, and a jealous but pretty young girl, Aglaya, both of whom win his affection. Although Dostoevsky had a delicate physical constitution, his parents described him as hot-headed, stubborn and cheeky.

From the age of three, he was read heroic sagas, fairy tales and legends by his nanny, Alena Frolovna, an especially influential figure in his upbringing and love for fictional stories. On 25 Januarywhile searching for members of the terrorist organisation Narodnaya Volya “The People’s Will” who would soon assassinate Tsar Alexander II, the Tsar’s secret police executed a search warrant in the apartment of one of Dostoevsky’s neighbours [ citation needed ].

However, his relationship with Belinsky became increasingly strained as Belinsky’s atheism and dislike of religion clashed with Dostoevsky’s Russian Orthodox beliefs.

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From there he was assigned to a Moscow hospital, where he served as military doctor, and inhe was appointed a senior physician. Inon the recommendation of the poet Aleksey Pleshcheyev[41] he joined the Petrashevsky Circlefounded by Mikhail Petrashevskywho had proposed social reforms in Russia. Demons was finished on 26 November and released in January by the “Dostoevsky Publishing Company”, which was founded by Dostoevsky and his wife. While critical of serfdom, Dostoevsky was skeptical about the creation of a constitutiona concept he viewed as unrelated to Russia’s history.

Wrangel remarked that Dostoevsky “looked morose. Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s The Gambler Unlike the first novel, The Double was not well received by critics. In his wife Maria and brother Mikhail died, and Dostoevsky became the lone parent of his stepson Pasha and the sole supporter of his brother’s family. Inthe first parts of Netochka Nezvanovaa novel Dostoevsky had been planning sincewere published in Annals of the Fatherlandbut his banishment ended the project.

With assistance from Anna’s brother, the family bought a dacha in Staraya Russa.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

From dusk to dawn it was impossible not to behave like pigs Among his first Gothic works was The Landlady. In Tobolsk, the members received food and clothes from the Decembrist women, as well as several copies of the New Testament with a ten-ruble banknote inside each grodsman.

The book includes numerous essays and a few short stories about society, religion, politics and ethics. When a nine-year-old girl had been raped by a drunk, he was asked to fetch his father to attend to her. Elements of gothic fictionromanticism and satire can be found in his writings.

Dostoevsky’s works were often called “philosophical”, although he described himself as “weak in philosophy”.

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In Dostoevsky sent a letter through Wrangel to General Eduard Totleben, apologising for his activity in several utopian circles. In AprilDostoevsky made a final visit to a gambling hall in Wiesbaden. Nabokov complains that the novels are peopled by “neurotics and lunatics” and states that Dostoevsky’s characters do not develop: Dostoyevsky’s first novel, Poor Folkan epistolary noveldepicts the relationship between the elderly official Makar Devushkin and the young seamstress Varvara Dobroselova, a remote relative.


Anna proposed that they spend the winter in Staraya Russa to allow Dostoevsky to rest, although doctors had suggested a second visit to Ems because his health had previously improved there.

Themes in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s writings

In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold. None were successful, and his financial difficulties led him to write a novel. Petersburg ‘s literary circles. Dostoevsky made his fourth and final visit to Ems in early August Dostoevsky revived his friendships with Maykov and Dostojewskj and made new acquaintances, including church politician Terty Filipov and the brothers Vsevolod and Vladimir Solovyov.

Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s The Idiot Dostoevsky held negative views of the Ottoman Turksdedicating multiple pages to them in his “Writer’s Diary”, professing the need to have no pity for Turks at war, no regrets in killing Turks and depopulating Istanbul of the Turkish population and shipping it off to Asia. Several critics, such as Nikolay DobrolyubovIvan Bunin and Vladimir Nabokovviewed his writing as excessively psychological and philosophical costojewski than artistic.

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

As a result, he obtained the right to publish books grosdman to marry, although he remained under police surveillance for the rest of his life. The Years of Ordeal, — An unscrupulous merchant finds the inexperienced girl and hires her as his housewife and guarantor. Dostoevsky responded to these charges by declaring that he had read the essays only “as a literary monument, neither more nor less”; he spoke of “personality and human egoism” rather than of politics.