Fyodor Dostoevsky Birth:
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Fyodor Dostoevsky & Siberia:
Fyodor Dostoevsky Death:
Fyodor Dostoevsky Marriage:
Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes:
- A Diary of A Writer
"I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. I'm an unattractive man. I think there is something wrong with my liver."
- Notes from the Underground
"But he was one of those senseless persons who are very well capable of looking after their worldly affairs, and, apparently, after nothing else."
- The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky Lines from House of the Dead:
"It is very difficult to know a man thoroughly, even after long years."
"Some people say that the most exalted love for ones' neighbor is at the same time the greatest egotism. What egotism there could be here is more than I can understand."
"Longing to be his own self..."
"I was always astonished at the extraordinary good nature and lack of malice with which men... spoke of their beatings."
Fyodor Dostoevsky Lines from 'Crime and Punishment':
"Why am I to be pitied, you say? Yes! There's nothing to pity me for! I ought to be crucified, crucified on a cross, not pitied!"
"Life is real! Haven't I lived just now? My life has not yet died with that old woman!"
"Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way..."
"They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes."
Fyodor Dostoevsky Brief Biography:
(1821-1881) Russian writer. Fyodor Dostoevsky was one of the greatest and most influential Russian writers of the 19th century. Dostoevsky was famous for Crime and Punishment (1866), though his first popular work was Poor People (1846).
Dostoevsky's years in Siberia were harsh. He only began publishing books again in 1859, when he was allowed to return to Russia. Dostoevsky also was the co-editor of Time and The Epoch, with his brother. Upon his brother's death, he accepted the debts, which placed him in a precarious financial situation.
After traveling through Europe, Dostoevsky returned to Russia in 1859. He published The House of the Dead (1861), The Insulted and Injured (1861), Winter Notes on Summer Impressions (1863), Notes from Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868), The Possessed (1872), The Diary of a Writer (1876), and The Brothers of Karamazov (1879).
Dostoevsky's final years were the time when he was most well-known, with a reputation and influence that touched writers of his day. His works influenced Thomas Mann, Gide, Wasserman, Kafka, and many others. He has been called the father of the psychological novel because of the depths to which some of his greatest novels are able to reach into the human psyche.