co-operation with AMAZON.COM
our very own
Bookshop is now up and operational! Offering over 100 titles,
this is your big chance to not only fill some of those holes
in your collection, but also to support my efforts with this
site! Check it out today.
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!
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
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".
So if you were thinking of buying something
by Dostoevsky (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. --
December 1998: Merry
Christmas to everyone! Like most of you I'm sure, I have been
very busy but I wanted to at least acknowledge the fact that
we've been added to the Argus
Clearinghouse as a Literature
20 November 1998: We
just received a 5-Star rating from Malaspina University's
Books" Site. Thanks!
16 November 1998: Received an
email in Russian today, offering us an award (I think). The
site is called Ay! If anybody
out there speaks Russian, could they please email
me and tell me what the little award button at the bottom
of the contents page says! Thanks.
12 November 1998:
A missing chapter from "The House of the Dead"
entitled "The Life Sentence" has been discovered
by Dostoevsky's friend A.P. Milyukov. Printed in Dostoevsky's
official complete works, Polnoe Sobrante Sochnenii, it appears
in a webzine entitled CONJUNCTIONS
for the first time in English, in a translation from
Russian by Peter Constantine. Check it out!
November 1998: Finally finished
a major (and long overdue) overhaul of the site. Designed
what I believe to be an improved layout and added plenty of
new content, including an image gallery, a bibliography of
critical works, a reading room with copies of Dostoevsky's
works (on our own server), and over 140
new links -- and they all work! And did I mention the brand
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