Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life

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Fawcett Columbine, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 437 pages
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Kjetsaa tells the dramatic story of how Dostoyevsky, the son of an irascible minor aristocrat, rose rapidly to fame as a writer and just as rapidly lost everything--almost including his life--for his liberal political views. Kjetsaa vividly recreates Dostoyevsky's last-minute rescue from a firing squad and explores how his long imprisonment in Siberia profoundly shaped his vision as a novelist.

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In this one-volume account of Dostoyevsky's life and work, Professor Kjetsaa (Univ. of Oslo) vividly describes the complex intellectual drama of late 19th-century Russia. The book is admirable in ... Read full review

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CHILDHOOD AND BOYHOOD
1
ST PETERSBURG
22
DREAM AND CATASTROPHE
49
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