Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881)
|Dostoyevsky excelled in writing psychological novels centered on characters' inner conflicts, motives, and fears. Characters usually embodied ideas. He tended toward Romanticism despite the realism of his day (Tolstoy, Turgenev, etc.). God and Man, God-Man versus Man-God, good and evil, individualism versus collectivism, moral purpose versus "all things are lawful," were primary subjects of his works.|
"The Grand Inquisitor"
"Kant's Aesthetics in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground"
Dostoyevsky texts at TheFreeLibrary.com
(great authors main page)
List of Books
The Brothers Karamazov
The Insulted and Injured
Poor Folk and Other Stories
Crime and Punishment
Notes From The House of the Dead
Notes From The Underground
A Raw Youth
(not a complete list)
The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth,
even if he was surrounded by bread.
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