Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nov. 11: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer and philosopher


Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Though something of a radical, the experience of being arrested and standing in front of a firing squad when his pardon arrived from the czar (plus four years at hard labor) cured him of extreme acts. The literary world is the better for it, as he wrote Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Brothers Karamazov; and Notes from Underground. Joseph Stalin said, "Nobody understands human psychology like Dostoyevsky, and that's why I've banned him."


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