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Dostoevsky in love : an intimate life / Alex Christofi.

Christofi, Alex, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781472964694
  • ISBN: 1472964691
  • Physical Description: xiv, 236 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Continuum, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Life is a gift (1849) -- White nights (1821-45) -- Circles within circles (1846-49) -- The Dead House (1850-54) -- The Devil's Sandbox (1854-59) -- Young Russia (1860-62) -- Polina (1863) -- Epoch's End (1864-66) -- The Gambler (1866-67) -- The Idiot (1867) -- Death for the Russian (1868-71) -- The Citizen (1872-77) -- The Prophet (1878-81) -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Dostoevsky's life was marked by brilliance and brutality. Sentenced to death as a young revolutionary, he survived mock execution and Siberian exile to live through a time of seismic change in Russia, eventually being accepted into the Tsar's inner circle. He had three great love affairs, each overshadowed by debilitating epilepsy and addiction to gambling. Somehow, amidst all this, he found time to write short stories, journalism and novels such as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov, works now recognised as among the finest ever written. In Dostoevsky in Love Alex Christofi weaves carefully chosen excerpts of the author's work with the historical context to form an illuminating and often surprising whole. The result is a novelistic life that immerses the reader in a grand vista of Dostoevsky's world: from the Siberian prison camp to the gambling halls of Europe; from the dank prison cells of the Tsar's fortress to the refined salons of St Petersburg. Along the way, Christofi relates the stories of the three women whose lives were so deeply intertwined with Dostoevsky's: the consumptive widow Maria; the impetuous Polina who had visions of assassinating the Tsar; and the faithful stenographer Anna, who did so much to secure his literary legacy." -- inside front jacket flap.
A highly original and immersive new biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky, published to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Subject: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 > Relations with women.
Love in literature.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Love in literature.
Relations with women.
Genre: Biography.