The Dostoevsky Archive: Firsthand Accounts of the Novelist from Contemporaries' Memoirs and Rare Periodicals, Most Translated Into English for the First Time, with a Detailed Lifetime Chronology and Annotated Bibliography

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Peter Sekirin
McFarland, Jan 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821ndash;1881), one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century, continues to be one of the writers most focused upon in academia throughout the world. With the recent opening of numerous archives in the former Soviet Union, much new material has come to light that has not yet been incorporated in publishes works or standard curricula. The Dostoevsky Archive comprehensively documents the entire life of the Russian novelist, using contemporary Russian source documents, the author's own letters and notes and those of his family, and the memoirs of his contemporaries. This fullscale reference work includes a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography, and brief biographies of important contemporaries. Fully indexed.
  

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The Dostoevsky archive: firsthand accounts of the novelist from contemporaries' memoirs and rare periodicals, most translated into English for the first time, with a detailed lifetime chronology and annotated bibliography

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Born to a large family, the son of a doctor, Dostoevsky (1821-81) began his writing career with a highly successful novel, Poor People (1846). Around this time, he joined a Socialist literary ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1
HISTORY OF THE DOSTOEVSKY ARCHIVE IN RUSSIA
7
DOSTOEVSKYS BIOGRAPHY IN DOCUMENTS
43
Studies in the St Petersburg Military Engineering
57
Memoirs About Dostoevsky
69
Socialist Circle Arrest and Investigation 18461849
76
Dostoevskys Love Story in the Army
115
New Version of Dostoevskys Arrest A Witness Report
132
He Was the Most Loyal Dedicated
202
Dostoevsky Speaks About Italian Art
211
Most Novels Were Based on Criminal Cases
217
The House and the Study of Dostoevsky
223
Frequent Epileptic FitsA Terrible Experience
229
Rare Reminiscences from
235
Dostoevsky in the Seventies
245
January 1881
256

Life in the Army Was as Bad as in Prison
138
Why Was Dostoevsky Not Published in
146
Three Love Stories in the 1860s in Russia and Abroad
167
Socialists Become the Demons The Citizen A Writers
193
APPENDICES
329
SELECTED ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
INDEX
363
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About the author (1997)

Peter Sekirin was born in Russia and holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Toronto. He has been working at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of Toronto since 1999. His works include The Dostoevsky Archive, a biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky; the English-language translations of Tolstory's The Calendar of Wisdom; and On the Sea and Other Stories: Early Short Stories of Anton Chekhov. He works as a research associate at the University of Toronto and lives in North York, Ontario.

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