By Kenneth Lantz
One of many maximum writers of all time, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is healthier identified for such masterpieces as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. His works are extensively learn and studied at the present time, and he has acquired a lot biographical and demanding realization. Like many different writers of putting up with literature, he engages undying ethical and theological matters. His writings and concepts are advanced and replicate the swirling political and highbrow controversies of his time. This encyclopedia is a handy and complete consultant to his existence and writings.Through greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries, this reference info his existence and occupation. each one of his fictional works is mentioned, as are his significant items of journalism. There also are entries for his relatives, shut neighbors and co-workers, areas the place he lived, literary activities with which he's linked, and journals or newspapers during which he released. additionally integrated are entries for significant writers and thinkers who stimulated his works, and for concepts and topics that determine prominently in his writings. The entries cite works for additional analyzing, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography of significant works.
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He knew the novel by Gustave de Beaumont, Marie, ou Lâ Esclavage aux Ã tats-Unis: Tableau des mÅ uers amÃ©ricans (Marie, or Slavery in the United States: A Picture of American Manners, 1835). He also knew the work of Beaumont and de Tocqueville on the American penitentiary system, Du systÃ¨me pÃ©netentiare aux Ã tats-Unis et de son application en France (On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France, 1832). He likewise knew something of de Tocquevilleâ s De la dÃ©mocratie en AmÃ©rique (Democracy in America, 1835, 1840), which was discussed at meetings of the Petrashevsky Circle and subsequently in the Russian press (a Russian translation appeared in 1860).
Flight to America in Dostoevskyâ s works can also be an attempt to escape the pangs of a guilty conscience and so avoid the suffering needed for regeneration. Dmitry Karamazov debates the possibility of escaping prison and fleeing to America. It is noteworthy that Ivan, having dissociated himself from Russia, first suggests this; he himself < previous page page_12 next page > < previous page page_13 next page > Page 13 tells Alyosha that when he has reached the age of thirty and â dashed the cup to the groundâ he will return to talk to him again, â even from Americaâ (14:240).
To break up Russiaâ (11:161). His son Peter (part two, chapter eight) outlines to Stavrogin his tactics to destroy the existing order in Russia and build a wondrous new edifice; to achieve these aims he needs to persuade Stavrogin to serve as his charismatic figurehead. â Iâ m still Columbus without America,â he tells Stavrogin. â (10:326). N. , Novye aspekty v izuchenii Dostoevskogo (Petrozavodsk: Izd. Petrozavodskogo Universiteta, 1994), 199â 241. The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia 47 48 The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia Amvrosy, Father (Alexander Mikhailovich Grenkov) (1812â 1891) Orthodox priest and elder at the Optina Pustyn monastery.