An Introduction to Fyodor Dostoevsky

A good trick with his name is to say “toy” in the middle: dos-toy-ev-ski. Fyodor Dostoevsky is most popularly known as a Russian novelist as well as a philosopher. His works explore human psychology in the troubled socio-political atmosphere of 19th century Russia. His novels had a great impact on psychology, the study of howContinue reading “An Introduction to Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Which is better: cheap happiness or sublime suffering? Well, come on, which is better?” Notes from the Underground published in 1864 is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. In this work Dostoevsky attempts to justify the existence of individual freedom as a necessary part of humankind. It presents the storyContinue reading “Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment remains the single most widely known Russian novel as well as one of the greatest works in world literature. It is first and foremost a fascinating detective novel, but one in which we know from the very beginning who committed the heinous crime. Rating It focuses on the mental anguish and moralContinue reading “Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky”