and Critical Material
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
M. M. Problems of Dostoevsky's poetics PG3328 Z6 B161
1973 Ardis 
M. M. Problems of Dostoevsky's poetics PG3328.Z6 B1613
1984 University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Edited and Translated by Caryl Emerson. Introduction by Wayne
C. Booth. In Theory and History of Literature, Volume 8. Bakhtin
wrote on Dostoevsky in the 1920's and 1930's. Recently, there
has been an explosion of Western interest in what Bakhtin
had to say about the poetics of Dostoevsky. Bakhtin confronts
reader with complex theories and ideas about Dostoevsky's
writing. In particular he deals with the developing idea in
his work on Dostoevsky. The book examines a completely new
type of artistic thinking, which has been termed 'polyphonic'.
Robert L. The Genesis of The Brothers Karamazov : the aesthetics,
ideology, and psychology of text making PG3325.B73 B38
1990 Northwestern University Press, 1990.
The author analyzes everything in Dostoevsky's life that helps
to create the great work The Brothers Karamazov . It tries
to break down the text into influences around Dostoevsky during
his lifetime, treating the book as a collaboration of other
writers' works, and other experiences.
Robert L. The Structure of The Brothers Karamazov.
PG3325 B73 B4 Mouton, 1967.
Belknap tears apart The Brothers Karamazov into pieces, not
in a negative sense, and studies the meaning. The
author tries to expose some discrepancies, but basically is
just analyzing the novel in all its parts.
Nikolai, Dostoevsky. PG3328 B413 1934 Sheed & Ward,
ÒThis translation of Mirosozertsanie Dostoevskago has been
made from the French version of Lucienne Julien Cain, L'esprit
de Dostoieski, published by Editions Saint Michael in Paris.
-p. 6 Originally written in Russian, the author wrote this
book in his love for Dostoevsky's work. It is no a biography
in its strict form, rather, it talks about the spirituality
of the great novelist. The book talks about Dostoevsky's philosophical
mind, his artistic nature, and his intelligence.
R. P. Eleven essays in the European novel PN3491 .B55
Harcourt, Brace & World  This book is a collection
of essays that have been printed in magazines and presented
at lectures. The first part of the book talks about Tolstoy's
Anna Karenina , Joyce's Ulysses , Flaubert's Madame Bovary
, Mann's The Magic Mountain , and Mann's Doctor Faustus .
The second part deals solely with Dostoevsky's works. There
are essays on Crime and Punishment , The Idiot , The Possessed
, and The Brothers Karamozov.
Harold, ed. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY'S CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Harold, ed. BLOOM’S NOTES ON FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY’S CRIME
Louis, Dostoevsky, the Author as Psychoanalyst PG3328
.B74 1989 New York University Press, 1989. This book talks
primarily about Crime and Punishment . It discusses the major
issue of dreams in one's life. It especially deals with the
dream of the violent beating of the horse. It deals with Dostoevsky
as a writer who gave himself into his characters, and that
is the place that he can be found again. The memory of the
beating of the horse Breger connects with his mother's death,
father's tyranny and later sufferings in his life. For Breger
image of the horse is an emblem of Dostoevsky's life.
Nathalie Babel. Hugo & Dostoevsky PQ2301 B768 Ardis,
c1978. Nathalie Babel Brown compares two great writers: Victor
Hugo and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Both of them were moral predecessors
of the modern age. Brown examines the linking between the
two, who share a prophetic vision. She compares Crime and
Punishment with Les Miserables and their structural similarities.
- International Dostoevsky Society. PG3328 Z6 I52 International
Robert L. Humor in the major novels of F.M. Dostoevsky
PG3328.Z7 H85 1987 Slavica Publishers, c1987. This book thoroughly
examines the humor is several of Dostoevsky's major works.
The format is basic. It can be called a "behind the scenes"
look of what Dostoevsky tried to write. Busch also connects
several works together with their ideas.
Carr, Edward Hallett, Dostoevsky, 1821-1881. PG3328
C27 1962 G. Allen & Unwin  This book is a biography
of the famous Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky. It starts
at birth and ends at his death, examining his works and his
life in completion.
Anthony J., The bounds of reason : Cervantes, Dostoevsky,
Flaubert PN3347 C37 1986 Columbia University Press, 1986.
Jacques. Dostoyevsky and the process of literary creation
PG3328.Z6 C3313 19 Cambridge University Press,1989.
Vaclav, Dostoevsky and his devils; PG3328 Z6 C4 Ardis
 An essay of interpretation and criticism of Dostoevsky's
works, primarily The Devils, which takes on a somewhat sympathetic
understanding and empathy with the author by the critic. The
essay serves not only as an analysis of Dostoevsky's works,
but as an outline of Cerny's critical technique, and thus,
a tool for the reader.
Richard L., A Dostoevsky Dictionary PG3328 A09 C5 1983
Ardis Publishers, c1983. A complete, alphabetical listing
of Dostoevsky's characters and literary allusions designed
to aid and allow the reader to gain a more thorough understanding
and appreciation of his works; either individually or seen
together as a whole. Each listing includes background information,
as well as important references, when relevant, to Dostoevsky's
life and other works.
J. M., The Master of Petersburg PR9369.3.C58 M3 1994b
Viking, 1994. The protagonist of this novel is a fictional
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky whose actions follow loosely,
the major historical events of Dostoevsky's life, and that
of his major, as well as less significant works. The author
takes this liberty in creating a literary pastiche of the
mid-nineteenth century novelist as a reflection of his own
struggles in an oppressive, apartheid South Africa. Source:
Frank, Joseph, The New Republic, Oct. 16, 1995, p. 53.
Peter J., Fyodor Dostoevsky PG3328 .C65 1988 St. Martin's
Press, 1988. A look at four of Dostoevsky's great works, Crime
and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov,
and two of his lesser works, The Double, and Notes from Underground.
The focus is on relating these works to Post-Romanticism,
and on portraying Dostoevsky as a "Modernist", as well as
Jessie. DOSTOEVSKY: A SELF-PORTRAIT
Gary. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A MIND TO MURDER
Cox, Gary. Tyrant and victim in Dostoevsky PG3328 Z6
C6 1984 Slavica Publishers, 1984, c1983. An analysis of Dostoevsky's
works focusing on the theme of personal dominance; that throughout
his novels, the characters are organized hierarchically as
"Tyrants and Victims", which the author further subdivides
into more specific character types. Through exploring the
relationships of Dostoevsky's characters in this sense, other
systems or themes within his works are brought to light.
AND PUNISHMENT: THE COULSON TRANSLATION WITH NOTES, SOURCES
Critical essays on Dostoevsky PG3328.Z6 C75 1986 G.K.
Elizabeth, Unconscious structure in The idiot : a study
in literature and psychoanalysis PG3325 I33 D34 Princeton
University Press, 1978. An exploration into the psychology
of Dostoevsky's characters in The Idiot. A special effort
is made to isolate the analysis of this novel from biographical
associations with the author, while allowing for some obvious
connections between the events of Dostoevsky's life and the
characters of this novel.
David K. The dialogic sign : essays on the major novels
of Dostoevsky PG3328.Z7 T435 1991 : F8 P. Lang, 1991.
Alex, Dostoevsky and the age of intensity PG3328 Z6
D37 Secker & Warburg, 1975. A look at Dostoevsky, the
writer, as an artist whose works, though tremendously advanced
and influential in his time and in the present, were a portrait
of the age in which he lived. Emphasis is placed on Dostoevsky's
intuitive capacity to foretell the coming of a new era in
European and Russian relations.
Denis. Dostoevsky and the Catholic Church PG3328.Z7
R4226 1986 Loyola University Press,  A look into the
influence of western religion, predominantly the Roman Catholic
Church, on Russian cultural and political view; first through
and analysis of pre-Dostoevsky animosity towards Catholicism
in Russian society, and then, using Dostoevsky as the spokesperson
and catalyst for change, an analysis of the questions he posed
in his life and works regarding the Catholic Church that have
lasted into the present
W. J., Kafka and Dostoyevsky : the shaping of influence
PT2621.A26 Z6766 1992 St. Martin's Press, 1992. This book
studies the influence Dostoyevsky had on Kafka and his writing.
Kafka, throughout diary entries, is seen to emulate Dostoyevsky
in his "eye for luminous detail, his mastery of the grotesque,
his psychological prowess and his depiction of spiritual crisis."
(p. 202) Another important comparison is the ability of both
authors to substantially intertwine their lives and their
Anna Grigor'evna Snitkina, The diary of Dostoyevsky's wife,
PG3328 D612 1928 The Macmillan company, 1928. This work contains
the diary of Dostoyevsky's wife, Anna Grigoryevna soon after
her marriage. It details the time they spent together in Western
Europe, specifically Petersburg, Berlin, Dresden, Baden-Baden,
and Switzerland. In
her own words the diary was written in part because "my husband
was to me such an interesting and wholly enigmatic being,
that it seemed to me as though I should find it easier to
understand him if I noted down his every thought and expression"
Anna Grigor'evna Snitkina, Dostoevsky : reminiscences
PG3328 D628513 Liveright,  This compilation is in the
same nature as that already mentioned above, however it covers
a larger time span, beginning with "The First Stage of Married
Life"; and continuing past Dostoevsky's death. There is also
a written section detailing Anna Grigoryevna's early childhood,
youth, and her initial acquaintance with Dostoevsky. The book
is not phrased in diary form.
& Gogol : texts and criticism PG3328 Z6 D628 Ardis,
1979. This text and criticism includes Gogol¹s works
"The Diary of A Madman" , "The Nose",
and "The Overcoat". Dostoyevsky¹s works include
"Mr. Prokharachin" and "The Polunkov".
They are followed by six critical essays comparing and contrasting
the prose in areas such as "The School of Sentimental
Naturalism" and "Towards a Theory of Parody."
new perspectives PG3328 Z6 D629 1984 Prentice-Hall, 1984.
A criticism and interpretation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
³A Spectrum Book² including an index and bibliography.
studies : journal of the International Dostoevsky Society.
PG3328 Z6 I53 : PG3328.Z6 Published for IDS by Institute of
Slavic Studies, University of Klagenfurt, 1980-
AND THE HUMAN CONDITION AFTER HALF A CENTURY
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Complete letters PG3328.A3 L68
1988 Ardis, c1988-c1991.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Dostoevsky as reformer : the Petrashevsky
case PG3328.A3 K53 1987 Ardis
Fyodor, The letters of Dostoyevsky to his wife PG3328
A3 H5 R.R.Smith,inc. 1930.
Fyodor, Selected letters of Fyodor Dostoyevsky PG3328.A3
M27 1987 Rutgers University Press, 1987. This edition contains
copies of Dostoyevsky¹s letters dating from 1821-1881,
along with a brief chronology, genealogy, and biographical
sketches. In general, while the letters contained within Dostoyevsky¹s
novels are ³brilliant² in prose, his personal correspondance
was generally fueled by practical considerations and immediate
Wayne, Dostoevsky, Grigor'ev, and native soil conservatism
DK189.2 D685 University of Toronto Press, 1982. This text
examines the nature of the conservative state in Russia, specifically
noting Grigor¹ev¹s theory that ³in the new
Russian nationality the ancient tradition of Russian fraternity
would be reconciled with the new, Western elements of Russian
life.² (p.180) The work also claims such theories provided
the framework for Dostoyevsky¹s conception of nationality
and its relationship to literature.
Jan van der. The Brothers Karamazov by F. M. Dostoevskij.
Essays. PG3325.B73 E5 Mouton, 1971. A large portion of this
work examines Dutch studies of Jan Van der Eng (in the actual
Dutch) on Dostoyevsky¹s literature. However, it is proceeded
by Jan M. Meyer discussing Dostoyevsky as an author and the
process of writing. He also deals with the problem of illogical
chronicle time presented in ³The Brothers Karamazov.²
Donald. Dostoevsky and romantic realism; a study of Dostoevsky
in relation to Balzac, Dickens, and
Gogol. PG3328 Z6 F25 1967 University of Chicago Press
[1967, c1965] This study sets up the nature of realism and
creates the appropriate atmosphere by introducing Balzac,
³The Heightening of a Substance², Dickens ³Realism,
Subjunctive, and Indicative², and Gogol ³The Apotheosis
of the Grotesque². Part II examines the influence of
this nature on Dostoyevsky and his ability to make ³the
individual personality the repository of mystery, the nucleus,
as it were, of all these concentric circles² (p. 264).
Mischa H. Gide, freedom and Dostoevsky. PQ2613 I2 Z627
Lane press 1946] This work is a discussion of the French thinker
Andre Gide, detailing his transition from a Satanist into
a ³champion of freedom and defender of human rights²
(p.145) and examining the influential role Dostoyevsky played
in this metamorphosis. Dostoyevsky is cited as presenting
Christianity in a manner which allows Gide to synthesize individualism
Joseph, Dostoevsky : the miraculous years, 1865-1871
PG3328 .F68 1995 Princeton University Press, 1995.
Joseph, Dostoevsky : the seeds of revolt, 1821-1849 PG3328
F7 Princeton University Press, 1976.
Joseph, Dostoevsky : the stir of liberation, 1860-1865
PG3328 .F745 1986 Princeton University Press, 1986.
Joseph, Dostoevsky, the years of ordeal, 1850-1859
PG3328 F74 1983 Princeton University Press, 1983. A comprehensive,
four-part biography of the writer. This is by far the most
extensive biography of the author.
Rene, Fyodor Dostoevsky: insight, faith, and prophecy.
PG3328 Z6 F82 Scribner, 1950. By using a letter written immediately
prior to his death, in which Dostoevsky laments that he has
expressed only a fraction of what he has to say, Miller states
that the author was overwhelmed by daily life, and belonged
solely to his work, to his writing. He links Dostoevsky to
Kierkegaard--comparing their existential philosphies. He considers
Dostoevsky's relious beliefs, concluding that he was a reasoned
skeptic, yet a firm believer in the knowing of God through
Christ. Finally, Miller asserts that Dostoevsky predicted
the dangers of a totalitarian state, forseeing somehow the
events of the Revolution and the Soviet government which would
"reduce men to a herd" by breaking the bonds of family and
Gibson, Alexander Boyce, The religion of Dostoevsky
PG3328.Z7 R424 Westminster Press, [1974, c1973] The author
is affirming the existence of "philisophic doubt and religious
faith" as seperate, yet not contradictory elements within
Dostoevsky's work. There is no compromise within Dostoevsky's
characters--disparate elements are at work, and conflicting,
within their minds. Gibson calls this a "dichotomy of faith
Andre, Dostoevsky. PG3328 G52 1949a Secker & Warburg,
1949. Concerned with Doesoevsky's public acceptance, Gide
works to discount the theory that the author's universe is
not one of fantastic nightmares, but a very real and competent
portrayal of 19th century Russian life. He examines Raskolnikov
in detail, concluding that he is completely bankrupt of heroic
stature, a thoroughly common man who commits a brutal and
Glicksberg, Charles. "Revolt and Despair in the Russian
Soul" in THE LITERATURE OF NIHILISM, p. 73-115
Goldstein, David I. Dostoyevski and the Jews PG3328
Z7 J4513 University of Texas Press, 1981. The author confronts
questions regarding Dostoevsky's anti-semetism, concluding
that he was, if not an anti-semite, then a extreme patriot,
whose preoccupations with the psychological aspects of wealth-based
power made him oddly succeptible to the xenophobic elements
of 19th century St. Russian society. In his speech upon the
death of Pushkin, Goldstein claims, Dostoevsky called for
the unity of all peoples, except the Jews.
Leonid Petrovich, Balzac and Dostoevsky. PG3328 G713
Ardis  Grossman points out that the first literary effort
of Dostoevsky's was a translation of Balzac's Eugenie Grandet,
which was published two years before Poor Folk, in 1844. He
draws parallels between several characters in both author's
novels. One which I notcied was the comparison of Raskolnikov
to a character named Rastignac in Balzac's work. Both characters,
Grossman states, extensively consider the "right of the supermen
to transgress" what are deemed to be the acceptable moral
standards of their time.
Leonid Petrovich, Confession of a Jew DS135 R95 K647313
1975 Arno Press, 1975.
Leonid Petrovich, Dostoevsky; a biography. PG3328 G6613
1975 Bobbs-Merrill, c1975.
Albert J. The triumph of the novel : Dickens, Dostoevsky,
Faulkner PN3491 G8 Oxford University Press, 1976.
OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Ralph, The seventh solitude; man's isolation in Kierkegaard,
Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche. B4377 H37 Johns Hopkins Press
Ronald. Dostoyevsky : his life and work PG3328 H55
P. Elek, 1978.
Ronald. The undiscovered Dostoyevsky PG3328 Z6 H55
1975 Greenwood Press, 1975, c1962.
Uladzimer, Dostoevski in Russian Emigre criticism,
PG3328.Z6 S4929 1975 Nordland, [c1975]
Uladzimer, Dostoevski's image in Russia today PG3328
Z6 S58 Nordland Pub. Co. [c1975]
Michael, Dostoevsky and the novel PG3328 Z6 H6 Princeton
University Press, 1977.
William, Four prophets of our destiny: Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky,
Nietzsche, Kafka. B803 H8 Macmillan, 1952.
V. I. Freedom and the tragic life : a study in Dostoevsky
PG3328.Z7 R425613 1989 Longwood Academic, 1989.
Robert Louis. The art of Dostoevsky : deliriums and nocturnes
PG3328 Z6 J3 Princeton University Press, 1981. This work primarily
deals with Dostoevsky as a whole. It includes themes that
Dostoevsky deals with in his writings, such as human nature
and its limitations and possibilities, the question of ideal,
evil, fate, suffering expressed through conscience. The works
examined belong to the major period of his creation, 1861-1881.
It opens with The Peasant Marey and it turns to deeper analysis.
Works used: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, Notes from
the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, The Brothers
Karamazov, Diary of a Writer.
Robert Louis. Dialogues with Dostoevsky : the overwhelming
questions PG3328.Z6 J33 1993 Stanford University Press,
1993. This book is an overwhelming material that not only
deals with Dostoevsky and his work, but tries to connect and
shed some light on the influences and other great writers
in connection to this Russian genius. The main point is that
Dostoevsky is in his work and that the fluidity of his works
not only changes the way we look at them, but makes us learn
more about Dostoevsky himself.
Robert Louis. Dostoevsky's quest for form. B4238 D674
J3 Yale University Press, 1966.
Robert Louis. Twentieth century interpretations of Crime
and punishment : a collection of critical essays PG3325.P73
J3 1974 Prentice-Hall, c1974. This is a collection of essays
on this novel by Mochulsky, Madaule, Chirkov, Onasch etc.
They all write about different specifics, although the issue
is the same, the one to understand and further explain the
significance of it. Themes are the imagery, philosophy, even
the first sentence in the novel, the character of Raskolnikov,
the problem of evil, the right of men, the death of Marmeladov
Leslie A. The experience of time in Crime and punishment
PG3325.P73 J64 1985 Slavica Publishers, 1985, 1984. This work
discusses the issue of time in this novel. The book begins
with the scene with the "old, flat, silver watch." It tries
to prove that time in the novel can be bought and sold, but
it can also be a burden. It talks about Dostoevsky making
time a subjective time novel. This is all compared and looked
at in comparison with the XX century preoccupation of writers
for the issue of time.
John, Dostoevsky PG3328 Z6 J59 1983 Clarendon Press,
Malcolm V. Dostoyevsky after Bakhtin : readings in Dostoyevsky's
fantastic realism PG3328.Z7 R385 1990 Cambridge University
Malcolm V. Dostoyevsky : the novel of discord PG3328
Z6 J6 Elek, 1976.
Geoffrey C. Ideology and imagination : the image of society
in Dostoevsky PG3328 Z7 P66 Columbia University Press,
1978. This a study of Dostoevsky in relation with the Russian
history and society, and the implications of them on his writings
during the period from 1860-1881. It is a study of his political
ideology and his views on the world in order to find the definite
influences in his works. It talks about his nationalism, anti-semitism
and his gambling and other wanderings outside of the religious,
moral schism of orthodoxy.
Walter, ed., Existentialism
from Dostoevsky to Sartre (1956)
Geir. DOSTOEVSKY AND HIS NEW TESTAMENT
Geir, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a writer's life PG3328 .K5513
1987 Viking, 1987.
Vladislav. Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky : a study in the
polyphonic novel PG3488 O4 Z725 University of Georgia
N. M. Dostoevsky and Dickens: a study of literary influence
PG3328 Z6 L27 1973 Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973. An
exploration of the impact of Charles Dickens' novels on Russian
literature, particularly of the writing of Dostoyevsky. The
book focuses on Dostoyevsky critically as a writer, rather
than as the traditional philosopher, religious thinker, etc.
It is concerned mainly with Dostoyevsky's writing and only
touches Dickens by implication.
N. M. Dostoevsky and Soviet film : visions of demonic realism
PG3328.Z7 F564 1986 Cornell University Press, 1986. How Dostoyevsky's
works were translated onto film in the Soviet Union given
that many of his ideas contradicted the current Marxist-Leninist
ideology. Sources for the book include film adaptation of
Dostoyevsky's works, films about the author himself, and various
types of scripts.
Janko, Dostoevsky, PG3328 Z6 L3 1947 The Macmillan
Company, 1947. Based upon the author's previous, out-of-print
book, Dostoyevsky and his Creation. After a brief recounting
of Dostoyevsky's life, Lavrin delves into the mind of the
writer, examining his beliefs on the human condition, etc.
and explores the effect of Dostoyevsky's writing on Russian
William J. Fedor Dostoevsky PG3328 Z6 L36 Twayne Publishers,
William J. Fyodor Dostoyevsky--The Brothers Karamazov
PG3325.B73 L4 1992 Cambridge University Press, 1992. A study
of Dostoyevsky's novel, The Brother's Karamazov, focusing
only on the themes of justice and of order and disorder, rather
than trying to cover all of the novel's other levels of interpretation.
The book includes a timeline of the major events in Dostoyevsky's
life and a section on the critical reception of the novel.
Edgar Harold, A "Handbook" to the Russian text of Crime
and punishment PG3325 P73 L4 Mouton, 1977. A handbook
intended for students who had the equivalent of three years
of Russian who are attempting to read Dostoyevsky's novel
Crime and Punishment. The handbook follows the novel from
beginning to end, providing definitions and explanations for
words or phrases that the reader may have difficulty understanding.
John Arthur Thomas, Fyodor Dostoevsky, PG3328 L5 1947
C. Scribner's sons, 1947. A biography on Dostoyevsky which
discusses how the physical, sometimes traumatic, events in
the writer's life affected him mentally and how these internal
changes are unconsciously, and even consciously, are transmitted
into his writings.
Yvette. "Dostoevsky, Fedor Mikhailovich" in EUROPEAN AUTHORS,
1000-1900, p. 233-236
Lord, Robert, Dostoevsky; essays and perspectives.
PG3328 L6 University of California Press, 1970. A collection
of essays covering major periods in Dostoevsky's life and
his works. Since the author claims that interpretation of
Dostoevsky's works change with time, all the essays in the
book are current and are placed in chronological order. Also,
a translation of "Stavrogin's Confession" is included as it
had not appeared in any previous translations of The Devils
(The Possessed ) and also to make sense of the final essay
in the book.
Alexandra. Dostoevskij and Schiller PG3328 Z6 L9 Mouton,
1975. A study of the influence of Schiller on Dostoevskij,
beginning with evidence of "Schillerism" in Dostoevskij's
earliest works and culminating into an extensive look into
Schiller's impact on Dostoevskij's novel, The Brothers Karamazov.
Stanislaw, Dostoyevsky. PG3328 M3 Orbis 
Loralee. Dostoevsky's Dickens : a study of literary influence
PR4566 M3 1981 Barnes & Noble, 1981.
David. Dostoevsky. PG3328 M35 Harcourt, Brace &
World [1963, c1962] A detailed biography of this famous novelist.
Magarshack explores the events of Dostoevsky's life, from
his initial education, to his exile, marriage, and death.
He explores the man's relationships, and adds authenticity
to this biography through the generous use of historical fact,
and Dostoevsky's own journals.
Ralph E. The brothers Karamazov : novelistic technique.
PG3328 Z6 M29 Mouton, 1957. An exploration of the literary
themes in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov. Matlaw
outlines the use of allusions, myths, narration, irony, balance,
and harmony. Also a commentary on the use of other literary
figures to contribute to the overall effect. He calls Brothers
Karamazov, "one of the most "literary books ever written."
This book is not about the story, but the actual literary
means used to write this famous novel.
Zenta, A prophet of the soul: PG3328 Z6 M313 J. Clarke
[1940?] This book serves to describe Dostoievsky's relationships
with his fellow authors, and the way that he was perceived
both at home and abroad. It is a biography, describing the
way that certain events in his life shaped his views on society,
his opinions, and his relationships. It is also an outline
and an explanation of his characters, and how they relate
to, or illustrate, his philosophy of life.
Julius, Dostoevsky, the man and his work, PG3328 M43
G. Routledge and Sons ltd.; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928.
This work gives us an in-depth look at Dostoevsky's characters
and novels, more than a look at his own personal biography.
Meier-Graefe spends much of the book detailing and condensing
Dostoevsky's works, often incorporating events from his life
to illustrate the creation of his stories. Rather than a typical
biography, this work is a literary critisism that explores
the duality of Dostoevsky's life with his ficticious characters.
Dmitry Sergeyevich, Tolstoi as man and artist : with an
essay on Dostoevski PG3385 M473 1902a Archibald Constable
& co, ltd. 1902.
N. K. Dostoevsky, a cruel talent PG3328 Z6 M513 1978
Ardis, 1978. A book that delves into the cruelty and torture
with which Dostoevsky seemed preoccupied. Mikhailovsky explores
Dostoevsky's works in relation to the cruelty
and torment of his characters, especially in those works which
are not so well-known. Dostoevsky had penetrated "...into
the various gloomy recesses of the human spirit," and it is
this aspect of his works that is the basis to Mikhailovsky's
Henry, The Books In My Life (1969)
Miller, Robin Feuer, The Brothers Karamazov : worlds of
the novel PG3325.B73 M7 1992 Twayne Publishers c1992.
Robin Feuer, Dostoevsky and The idiot : author, narrator,
and reader PG3325 I33 M54 Harvard University Press, 1981.
D.S. A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Mochul'skii, K. Dostoevsky: his life and work, PG3328
M613 1971 Princeton University Press, 1971, c1967. This detailed
biography concentrates mainly on the critical exploration
of Dostoevsky's writings, both in relationship to each other,
and on an individual basis. The book interprets Dostoevsky's
main themes, such as the consciousness of the modern man,
freedom, religious-philosophical arguments, and the use of
the "double" in Dostoevsky's novels. Mochulsky has "analyzed
(the works) in terms of the natural synthesis of form and
Edwin M. "Christ as Death-in-Life and Life-in-Death: Dostoevsky's
'Crime and Punishment'" in PSEUDONYMS OF CHRIST IN THE MODERN
NOVEL, p. 37-48
Morson, Gary Saul, The boundaries of genre : Dostoevsky's
Diary of a writer and the traditions of literary utopia PG3325.A16
D638 1990z Northwestern University Press, [1990?], c1981.
Opinions vary as to whether or not Dostoevsky's Diary of a
Writer was nothing but a conglomeration of pieces of writing,
or if the Diary was tied together by some broader tradition.
Morson's research in the field of literature has brought him
to the conclusion that the Diary was in fact a work that was
meant to be read, as he has discovered unity when analysis
is applied via his "genre theory" which he explains in this
Helen. Dostoevsky's English reputation, 1881-1936. PG3328
Z6 M8 Octagon Books, 1969. The study of great artists is an
historical process which is meant to serve different interests.
Muchnic, using Dostoevsky as an example, has attempted to
identify these interests and show the progression of thought
over a given period of time. She shows the relationship between
the development of society, and evolving English attitudes
toward Dostoevsky as an artist.
Harriet, Holy foolishness : Dostoevsky's novels & the
poetics of cultural critique PG3328.Z7 H646 1992 Stanford
University Press, 1992. Claiming that Dostoevsky has "reinvented
the holy fool" Murav's critique accuses Dostoevsky's literature
of being representative of "three interrelated problemÕs:
narrative innovation, cultural critique, and authorial self-representation."
Murav has traced the development of several characters in
many of Dostoevsky's work and draws the conclusion that readers
are "scandalized and left with the possibility for [what she
J. Middleton, Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Critical Study
Nabokov, Vladimir. LECTURES ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE
New essays on Dostoyevsky PG3328 Z6 N43 1983 Cambridge
University Press, 1983.
A. D. Crime and punishment : murder as philosophic experiment
PG3325 P73 N8 Published for Sussex University Press by Scottish
Academic Press, 1978.
George Andrew. The burden of vision : Dostoevsky's spiritual
art PG3328 Z7 R435 W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c1977
Charles E. Character names in Dostoevsky's fiction PG3328
Z7 C477 Ardis Publishers, c1982. A compilation of 513 fictional
family names and explanations of them is intended to "enhance
the study of the English-reader.' Many of the names which
Dostoevsky creates using the Russian language are used specifically
to further engage the readers conceptions of individual characters.
Often this "Dostoevskian" quality is lost in translation.
Passage's primary objective in this book is to analyze the
Russian names and convey their significance for the English
Charles Edward, Dostoevski the adapter; a study in Dostoevski's
use of the tales of Hoffmann. PG3328 Z6 P3 University
of North Carolina Press, 1954. There are several purposes
which Passage has intended to accomplish in this work. Important
among these was the contribution to an area of research which
the author feels has not been fully explored: Dostoevsky's
'pre-exile" period. He was particularly interested in uncovering
the "procedures of a great artist in the initial stages of
Robert, Dostoyevsky: a human portrait. PG3328 P35 Knopf,
1961. Most scholar's approach a knowledge of Dostoevsky's
life and work through intellectual systems which can be culturally
bias and hostile to context. Payne's concern in this work
is to "portray the living man by creating a portrait, [rather]
than to use him as a peg for a variety of theories."
Richard Arthur. Dostoyevsky; an examination of the major
novels PG3328 Z6 P36 University Press, 1971. Two chapters
are dedicated to each of Crime and Punishment, The Idiot,
The Devils and The Brothers Karamazov in Peace's literary
review of Dostoevsky. Also included in the review are examinations
of Notes From the Underground and earlier writings. Peace
states, "the intention of [this] study is not to do what has
already been done, but rather to look closely at the texts
of the major novels and see how each functions as a work of
Henri. FRENCH LITERARY IMAGINATION AND DOSTOEVSKY
Pritchett, V.S. "The Early Dostoevsky" in THE MYTHMAKERS, p. 63-76
Thelwall. Dostoevskij and the Belinskij school of literary
criticism. PG3328 Z6 P7 Mouton, 1969. A study of 19th
Century Russian literary critics Belinskij, Cernyshevskij,
Dobroljubov, Pisarev, and Mixajlovskij. Since all but one
critiqued Dostoevskij, his work is used as the unifying factor
in showing the thought and ideas of these men.
F. D. "Crime and Punishment" in THE RUSSIAN NOVEL,
F. D. The white monk : an essay on Dostoevsky and Melville
PG3328 .R35 1989 Vanderbilt University Press, 1989.
Kenneth, Classics Revisited (1968)
Rice, James L. Dostoevsky and the healing art : an essay
in literary and medical history PG3328 .R5 1985 Ardis,
c1985. A biography of Dostoevsky, concerned mainly with his
medical problems, both physical (epilepsy) and psychological.
The book discusses his treatments, events in his life which
complicated his illnesses, and how his condition shows up
in his writing, such as the epileptic hero of his novel The
James L. Freud's Russia : national identity in the evolution
of psychoanalysis BF109.F74 R523 1993 Transaction, c1993.
Ivan. The breath of corruption; an interpretation of Dostoievsky.
PG3328 Z6 R55 1972 Kennikat Press  This book analyzes
each of the protagonists and examines the crimes and the sources
and meaning of authority in each of Dostoevsky's major novels.
Furthermore, Roe proposes interpretations of the themes of
faith, revolution, and corruption in these works.
Gary. Crime and punishment : the techniques of the omniscient
author PG3325 P73 R6 Peter de Ridder Press, 1978. Rosenshield
examines the dynamic of the objective third-person narrator
in Crime and Punishment. This narrator is inconspicuous, omniscient,
and infallible, an almost godlike consciousness relaying the
story. The narrator serves as a spokesman for the implied
author, whom Rosenshield pointedly distinguishes from the
William Woodin. Dostoevsky; child and man in his works.
PG3328 Z6 R6 New York University Press; London, University
of London Press 1968 Throughout his novels, Dostoevsky consistently
uses the child to convey his deepest feelings. This book examines
the child as victim and as adult, as mental image in memories
and dreams, and as "modifier" in descriptive devices. Finally,
Rowe looks at the adult as child in Dostoevsky novels.
V. V. Dostoevsky and the legend of the Grand Inquisitor.
PG3325 B73 R613 1972 Cornell University Press 
Felix A. FALSE PROPHETS IN THE FICTION OF CAMUS, DOSTOEVSKY,
LEONTIEV, TOLSTOY, FADEYEV
Rzhevsky, Nicholas. RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND IDEOLOGY: HERZEN,
DOSTOEVSKY, LEONTIEV, TOLSTOY, FADYIEV
Sandoz, Ellis, Political apocalypse; a study of Dostoevsky's
grand inquisitor. PG3325 B73 S23 Louisiana State University
Leonard Bertram, Russian studies DK262 .S317 1987 Viking,
Plaja, Arturo. 'Magic' realism in Cervantes; Don Quixote
as seen throughTom Sawyer and The idiot. PQ6353 .S4713
University of California Press, 1970.
Lev, Chekhov, and other essays. B4259 S52 E55 1966
University of Michigan Press 
Lev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Nietzsche. PG3415 P5
S513 Ohio University Press 
Lev, In Job's balances: on the sources of the eternal truths
B4259 S53 N213 1975 Ohio University Press, 
N.N. DOSTOEVSKY AND SUICIDE
Ernest Joseph, Feodor Dostoevsky, PG3328 S53 Columbia
University Press, 1969.
Jeremy, Religious feeling and religious commitment in Faulkner,
Dostoyevsky, Werfel, and Bernanos PN49 .S56 1988 Garland
Pub., 1988. This work contains nine essays concerned with
the "inherent weakness of the committed novel." (p.283) Smith
argues that Dostoyevsky's novel "The Idiot" is in fact a success
because the author does not specifically express judgments.
Rather, the author stays within the imagined reality he has
Evgenii Andreevich, Dostoievsky, his life and literary
activity; PG3328 S653 G. Allen & Unwin, ltd.; The
Macmillan Company  Contains seven sections. An introduction;
a section about Dostoievsky's childhood; another beginning
with the death of his mother up until his illnesss. The next
section follows with his involvement in the Petrashevsky circle
up until his arrest; the following section contains writings
about his return from exile and his second marriage; the sixth
section discusses Dostoievsky's fame; and the final section
contains a summary of Dostoievsky's influence.
George, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticism.
PG3410 S8 E.P. Dutton, 1971, c1959.
Nina Pelikan. DOSTOEVSKY AND THE WOMAN QUESTION
Sutherland, Stewart R. Atheism and the rejection of God
: contemporary philosophy and the Brothers Karamazov BL2747.3
S86 Blackwell, 1977.
Victor. F.M. Dostoevsky : life, work, and criticism
PG3328.Z6 T39 1984 York Press, c1984. This small book is a
quick Dostoevsky study including a biography, chronological
list of Dostoevsky's works, survey of Dostoevsky's major fiction
and four essays titled, "Dostoevsky--the journalist and political
figure,", "Dostoevsky's Philosophic and Religious Thought,"
"Dostoevsky the psychologist" and "Dostoevsky's Novelistic
Victor. The Idiot, an interpretation PG3325.I33 T47
1990 Twayne Publishers, 1990.
Victor. A Karamazov companion : commentary on the genesis,
language, and style of Dostoevsky's novel PG3325 B73 T47
University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.
Victor. The young Dostoevsky (1846-1849): A critical study.
PG3328 Z6 T4 Mouton, 1969.
Diane Oenning. The brothers Karamazov and the poetics of
memory PG3325.B73 T49 1991 Cambridge University Press,
Henri, Firebrand : the life of Dostoevsky, PG3328 T72
Roy publishers  This biography of Dostoevsky is ³written
in a spirit of absolute sincerity and great love²(p.6).
It deals with Dostoevsky¹s private life (family, exile,
prison) as well as his many works (House of the Dead, Notes
from the Underground, The Gambler, and Brothers Karamazov).
Laszlo. Man and his tragic life, based on Dostoevsky. BD431
V34 Philosophical Library [c1954] This work is considered
a ³much needed philosophical appraisal of the great Russian
novelist²(p.v). It is a study of Dostoevsky as well as
the philosophical issues from his works, especially dealing
with the ³Philosophy of the Awareness of Human Existence².
The author deals with issues such as life and death, suffering,
individual and social human relationship, nature and God.
Edward. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT AND THE CRITICS
Wasiolek, Edward. Dostoevsky: the major fiction. PG3328
Z6 W3 M.I.T. Press  This work is a ³book about
'major fiction¹ of Dostoevsky¹s²(p.xii) which
attempts to clarify certain paradoxes in his works. The author
deals with the paradoxical heroes and tries to clarify certain
mysteries in Dostoevsky¹s works especially in Notes from
Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed,
and The Brothers Karamazov.
Jean, Faulkner and Dostoevsky : influence and confluence
PS3511 A86 Z98563 Ohio University Press, c1974. This text
combines the two authors in ten essays arguing varied topics;
for instance "Between the Devil and the Good God," and "Questioning
the Novelistic Tradition." Weisberger is generally concerned
with Dostoevsky's influence on Faulkner and states "We will
see above all that Dostoevsky furnishes Faulknerians with
some extremely useful instruments: an observation post, a
guiding theme, a detector indicating meanings and values."
Rene. Dostoevsky; a collection of critical essays.
PG3328 W4 : PG3328 .W4 Prentice-Hall  This book consists
of several essays of Dostoevsky and his works. Those who have
written the essays are quite well-known, such as D.H. Lawrence
and Sigmund Freud. The essays have opposing ideas, and positive
and negative reviews. Specifically, works such as Crime and
Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamozov, The Double,
and The Grand Inquisitor were all discussed, including Dostoevsky
Perry D. The greatness of man; an essay on Dostoyevsky
and Whitman. PG3328 Z6 W4 T. Yoseloff  This book
juxtaposes the famous works and thoughts of Dostoevsky and
Whitman. It talks about their respected societies and what
their roles played out to be.
C. M. Dostoievsky. PG3328 W6 Roy Publishers 
Avrahm, Dostoevsky, his life and art. PG3328 Y3 1957
Criterion Books  This is a long, thorough biography
on Dostoevsky. It includes illustrations, and it seems to
cover his life almost day to day. This book deals more about
what Dostoevsky did, and less about how he though. His works
are discussed, but are not examined too closely.
Avrahm, Dostoevsky; works and days. PG3328 Y34 Funk
& Wagnalls 
Leon Alexander, Dostoevsky. PG3328 Z6 Z3 SCM Press
 An analysis of Dostoevsky's works with the focus on
countering a common misunderstanding among scholars, that
Dostoevsky was pre-occupied with evil. Citing some of Dostoevsky's
major characters, such as Arcady Dolgoruky, Prince Myshkin,
and Alyosha Karamazov, Zander insists that Dostoevsky himself,
strove to portray goodness in mankind.
Nicolas. Three Russian prophets: Khomiakov, Dostoevsky,
Soloviev BX595 Z4 S. C. M. Press, 1944. A look at Khomiakov,
Dostoevsky, and Soloviev as three of Russia's greatest 19th
century Christian writers whose work served to establish Russia
as the "middle-world" between Europe and Asia. Zernov sees
these writers as embodying the Russian Christian tradition,
and that their understanding of the nature and destiny of
man is a valuable lesson to the western world.
Eric Jozef, The sanctification of Don Quixote : from hidalgo
to priest PQ6353 .Z56 1991 Pennsylvania State University
Stefan, Three masters : Balzac, Dickens, Dostoeffsky,
PN764 Z82 The Viking press, 1930. The author chooses Balzac,
Dickens, and Dostoeffsky and the three greatest writers of
the 19th century, who, through their characters, established
a concept of life that reflected individually, each authors
look towards the advancement of their society and culture,
but collectively, outlined a new world view. The book is comprised
of three essays on these writers.