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Christiaan Stange's DOSTOEVSKY RESOURCE STATION

"Welcome to the Dostoevsky Research Station, one man's humble part-time attempt to create THE definitive reference site for the study of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) and his considerable body of work. You may well be thinking, "not another Dostoevsky site!", which is fair enough considering that there are 30+ sites out there already dedicated exclusively to the famous Russian writer (we have links to them all, incidentally). But we're not just another fan site. Online since January 1996, albeit on various webservers and under various monikers, we are not only the fattest with 200 relevant links to other useful spots on the web, we were also the very first.

Teachers and students of Literature, Philosophy or Russian Studies, and casual surfers alike... I hope you find this place useful."

Christiaan Stange

-- Christiaan Stange
17 September 1999
Prague, Czech Republic
 

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17 September 1999: First, I feel that I must apologise for the lack of updates recently. However, I hope that some of you will agree that summer is no time to sit in front of the computer. That said, I have noticed the time of year hasn't adversely effected our site stats, and thus I do feel a little guilty. I will keep this short, but let me at least say that a major update is in the works.

Also, for all those who thought about supporting this site by purchasing a hard-copy of one of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, but suspected that AMAZON just didn't have the lowest prices... you can now shop around using the search engine below. Amazingly, just by making a search you
will be helping us. No purchases are necessary. We thank everyone who takes the time to try this brand-new service. One note however: if you find that AMAZON does in fact have the lowest prices, please consider coming back to this page and using one of our AMAZON links before making the purchase. Thanks!

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10 January 1999:
Several visitors to the site have suggested that we make it a little easier to actually buy Dostoevsky's books, or at least to find out which translations, etc., are actually available out there in the ether. To that end, we will be setting up a "store" section where you may do just that. You may also now simply click the "search" button below to bring up a complete list of Dostoevsky's catalog available from AMAZON.COM, the "world's biggest bookstore". And I think it's true what they say, that "chances are, if they don't have it, it isn't available online".
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So if you were thinking of buying something by Dostoevsky online (or anything else for that matter) but don't have a particular preference in terms of where you do it, please consider choosing Amazon for the simple reason that you will be supporting our ongoing efforts with THE DOSTOEVSKY RESEARCH STATION. You probably guessed it, we get a
5% kick-back from Amazon on any purchases you make IF you do it by going through one of our links to AMAZON.COM. It probably won't amount to much, but it would a nice gesture.

I should mention that Barnes & Noble offer a similar deal, but Amazon was the first online bookstore and I, for whatever reason, feel some loyalty towards them. I considered offering both actually, but Barnes & Noble has it written into their agreement that by becoming one of their associates you agree to not associate your site with any other online bookstore (especially AMAZON). Maybe it is just me, but this strikes me as unnecessarily competitive. Please, if you have a sec let me know what you think about all this. -- dostoevsky@kiosek.com

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Chronology of Dostoevsky's Life (1821-1881)

1821: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is born in Moscow on October 30 in Hospital for the poor, the second of seven children.
1831-37: Fyodor and his older brother, Mikhail (b. 1820), together attend boarding schools in Moscow. Following the death of their mother in 1837, they are sent to a preparatory school in St. Petersburg.
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Bibliography of Dostoevsky's Works

Poor Folk [Poor People] (1846)
The Double (
1846)
Mr. Prokharchin (
1846)
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Bibliography of Critical Works
* Please note that all annotations are courtesy of RU351 (Middlebury College) students spring 1996.

Amoia, Alba, Feodor Dostoevsky (1993)

Anderson, Roger B. Dostoevsky : Myths of Duality PG3328.Z6 A5 1986 University of Florida Press, 1986. This book incorporates Dostoevsky's interest in nonmaterial dimensions of being. Mr. Anderson writes in the beginning that Dostoevsky conjectured about life's possibilities more broadly than most of his contemporaries and challenged their assumptions that psychological motivations are determined by biographical and social conditions. This book tries to make sense of the religious ambiguity in Dostoevsky's work.
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Quotations about Dostoevsky

Russias evil genius, -- Maxim Gorky (1905).

So great is the worth of Dostoevsky that to have produced him is by itself sufficient justification for the existence of the Russian people in the world: and he will bear witness for his country-men at the last judgement of the nations.
-- Nikolay Berdyaev (Prague, 1923).

I dont like Dostoevsky. He is like the rat, slithering along in hate, in the shadows, and in order to belong to the light, professing love, all love.
-- D. H. Lawrence

"Dostoevsky gives me more than any scientist, more than Gauss!"
-- Albert Einstein

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Reading Room

The Brothers Karamazov
Crime & Punishment
Notes from Underground
The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Incident
The Double
A Gentle Spirit: A Fantastic Story
The Insulted & The Injured
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Bobok: From Someone's Diary
The Peasant Marey: From Diary of a Writer
The Little Orphan

Image Gallery

"Raskolnikov" by Amy Coyle
"Raskolnikov" by Amy Coyle
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200 Relevant Links (verified on 29/09/98)

Artwork Inspired by Dostoevsky (16)
Critical Essays (31)
Discussion Groups & Mailing Lists (5)
Esoterica (11)
Major Sites (6)
Minor Sites (29)
Museums & Historically Important Places (33)
Other Possible Sources for Online Texts (9)
Other Related Links: Russian Literature, History, News, etc. (26)
Quotations (6)
Reciprocal Links: Sites That Have Kindly Linked to Us (Coming Soon)
Study Guides & Plot Outlines (13)
Where to Buy the Books (9)


Awards, Reviews & Links to our Site

Yahoo! Internet Life We were featured in Yahoo!s
Internet Life Magazine October 1996
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Russian Link of the Day
We were awarded the
Russian Link of the Day
in November 1997.
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17 November 1998:
We have been published by the largest Russian catalogue of web resources, Ay!
A Great Books Five Star Site!
20 November 1998: We just received a 5-Star rating from Malaspina University's "Great Books" Site.  
Argus
Clearinghouse Approved 7 December 1998: Thanks to the Argus Clearinghouse for including us in their Literature Guide section.  

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