Noted Authors

November 01, 1998|By Encyclopedia of Literature

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky


Russian novelist, journalist and short-story writer, Dostoevsky profoundly influenced 20th century novel-writing with his deep intellectual probing into the inner, dark recesses of human thoughts and feelings; many of his characters have split personalities or divided selves.

He is well-known for his novel "Crime and Punishment," and by the time he published his last work, "The Brothers Karamazov," he was considered one of Russia's greatest writers.

Pub Date: 11/01/98

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