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Dostoevsky, The miraculous years, 1865-1871, Joseph Frank

Label
Dostoevsky, The miraculous years, 1865-1871
Title
Dostoevsky
Title part
The miraculous years, 1865-1871
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Frank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This long-awaited volume, the fourth of five planned in Joseph Frank's widely acclaimed biography of Dostoevsky, does cover a truly miraculous period of his life-the six most remarkably productive years in the great novelist's entire career. It was in this short span of time that Dostoevsky produced three of his greatest novels-Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Devils-and two of his best novellas, The Gambler and The Eternal Husband. All these masterpieces were written in the midst of harrowing practical and economic circumstances, as Dostoevsky moved from place to place, frequently giving way to his passion for roulette. Having remarried and fled from Russia to escape importuning creditors and grasping dependents, he could not return for fear of being thrown into debtor's prison. He and his young bride, who twice made him a father, lived obscurely and penuriously in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, as he toiled away at his writing, their only source of income. All the while, he worried that his recurrent epileptic attacks were impairing his literary capacities. His enforced exile intensified not only his love for his native land but also his abhorrence of the doctrines of Russian Nihilism-which he saw as an alien European importation infecting the Russian psyche. Two novels of this period were thus an attempt to conjure this looming spectre of moral-social disintegration, while The Idiot offered an image of Dostoevsky's conception of the Russian Christian ideal that he hoped would take its place
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Joseph
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Novelists, Russian
  • Russia
Label
Dostoevsky, The miraculous years, 1865-1871, Joseph Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-515) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 523 p.
Isbn
9780691043647
Lccn
94043403
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm31515787
Label
Dostoevsky, The miraculous years, 1865-1871, Joseph Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-515) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 523 p.
Isbn
9780691043647
Lccn
94043403
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm31515787

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