THE DOSTOEVSKY ENCYCLOPEDIA
More than 200 alphabetically arranged entries detail the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the greatest Russian writers.
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, but they are also difficult and demanding. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive and convenient guide to his life and career. Included are more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries. 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 and newspapers in which he published. Also included are entries for major writers and thinkers who influenced his works, and for major ideas and themes that appear in his writings. The entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of major studies.
Lantz (Russian literature, U. of Toronto) offers an introduction to Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-81) and a quick reference for advanced students and specialists. The entries treat all of his fictional works and his major pieces of journalism, family members, close friends and associates, places, literary movements he is associated with, literary journals and newspapers in which he published or that he mentions, influences on him, central ideas, and major themes. Entries are cross-referenced and include topic-specific bibliographies. A chronology of his life is provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Entries assess the life and literary career of the famous Russian writer, covering writers who influenced his work, literary movements with which he is associated, and ideas and themes that appear throughout his writings.