dostoyevsky dostoyevsky

Definition(s):

  • (n) Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)

Usage(s):

  • There's a celebrated scene in dostoyevsky's classic novel The Gambler in which a wealthy, 75-year-old Russian grandmother takes a seat in a casino and watches a young man pile up .

News

  • For her eyes only

    If you’re looking for some beach reading and have misplaced your copy of “The Brothers Karamazov,” don’t despair. Besides, when it comes to trying to attract the attention of the dreamy guy in the surf, what do you want to read: Dostoyevsky or dating tips? Lucky’s advice...
    on July 15, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "His intransigence, his ideals and his long, eventful life make of Solzhenitsyn a storybook figure, heir to Dostoyevsky. He belongs to the pantheon of world history. I pay homage to his memory," Sarkozy wrote.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It is one of the most complicated histories. It produced Dostoyevsky and Rachmaninoff. And then it produced Stalins and Linens. It is such a strange combination. I could go on about this forever," Yelchin says.
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Anton Yelchin Source: Malaysia Star

  3. But critic John Leonard, writing in the New York Times, said: "Not to read Dick Francis because you don't like horses is like not reading Dostoyevsky because you don't like God."
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: John Leonard Source: Washington Post

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