The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 499 pages
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One of the greatest writers of all time, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is best known for such masterpieces as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. His works are widely read and studied today, and he has received much biographical and critical attention. Like many other writers of enduring literature, he engages timeless moral and theological issues. His writings and ideas are complex and reflect the swirling political and intellectual controversies of his time. This encyclopedia is a convenient and comprehensive guide to his life and writings.

Through more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference details his life and career. Each of his fictional works is discussed, as are his major pieces of journalism. There are also entries for his family members, close friends and associates, places where he lived, literary movements with which he is associated, and journals or newspapers in which he published. Also included are entries for major writers and thinkers who influenced his works, and for ideas and themes that figure prominently in his writings. The entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of major works.


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This one-of-a-kind reference can almost be read front to back; it is that compelling. Lantz, who translated and annotated Fyodor Dostoevsky's A Writer's Diary , has produced an encyclopedia that will ... Read full review

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An absolutely invaluable resource for anyone conducting research on Dostoyevsky.


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KENNETH LANTZ is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Toronto. His previous books include F. M. Dostoevsky: A Writer's Diary (1994), and Chekhov: A Reference Guide (1985). He is the Editor of the Toronto Slavic Quarterly.

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