Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings

Dostoevsky s Occasional Writings This classic collection of articles sketches and letters spans thirty three years in Fyodor Dostoevsky s writing career from just after the publication of his first novel until a year b

  • Title: Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky David Magarshack Gary Saul Morson
  • ISBN: 9780810114739
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • This classic collection of articles, sketches, and letters spans thirty three years in Fyodor Dostoevsky s writing career from 1847, just after the publication of his first novel, until 1880, a year before his death The writings show the scope of his artistic development and the changes that occurred as a result of such cataclysmic events as his arrest and trial for treaThis classic collection of articles, sketches, and letters spans thirty three years in Fyodor Dostoevsky s writing career from 1847, just after the publication of his first novel, until 1880, a year before his death The writings show the scope of his artistic development and the changes that occurred as a result of such cataclysmic events as his arrest and trial for treason, and his subsequent imprisonment and exile in Siberia.

    One thought on “Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings”

    1. An interesting collection of essays and letters, to be sure. A couple of his articles from the journal time were especially good, one on the nature of art and the other on literacy for the common people. Each advocate for a non-didactic approach to art and literature, one that has a definite perspective, yes, but one that avoids creating literature and stories so that some other person or group might learn from the artist's great wisdom. This collection is not really like his novels or short sto [...]

    2. I found this very uninteresting and skimmed most of it. The essays were rambling things skimming the surface of no-longer-interesting then-current events without saying much of anything of lasting value. The letters were largely banal. Too bad.

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