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Description - Dostoevsky by Richard Freeborn

This volume forms part of the "Life and Times" series of compact and accessible biographies which cover key political, literary and musical figures. This title is about the life and work of Russian novelist Fyodor M. Dostoevsky (1821-81), known as the author of some of the great Russian novels of the 19th century, such as "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers Karamazov". Rivalled only by Tolstoy in terms of achievement and influence, Dostoevsky's greatness is his command of a multitude of human factors, from the most saintly to the most pathological, from the deepest emotional states to the most perversely criminal and from the greatest sense of evil to the most sublime belief in a Christian God.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904341277
ISBN-10: 1904341276
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 13mm)
Pages: 183
Imprint: Haus Publishing
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Freeborn

Richard Freeborn MA DPhil DLitt, is Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at the University of London. He is the author of Turgenev: The Novelist's Novelist; A Short History of Modern Russia; The Rise of the Russian Novel and The Russian Revolutionary Novel. He contributed to The Cambridge History of Russian Literature; The Age of Realism; Encyclopedia of the Novel; Reference Guide to Russian Literature; and The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy and has co-edited Russian Literature Attitudes from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn; Russian and Slavic Literature and Ideology in Russian Literature. He has also translated several works by Ivan Turgenev, as well as Dostoevsky's An Accidental Family.

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