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This quantity explores the Russia the place the nice author, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), used to be born and lived. It focuses not just at the Russia depicted in Dostoevsky's works, but additionally at the Russian lifestyles that he and his contemporaries skilled: on social practices and ancient advancements, political and cultural associations, non secular ideals, ideological developments, inventive conventions and literary genres. Chapters by way of best students light up this huge context, provide insights into Dostoevsky's reflections on his age, and view the expression of these reflections in his writing. every one bankruptcy investigates a particular context and indicates how we'd comprehend Dostoevsky on the subject of it. due to the fact that Russia took quite a bit from Western Europe during the imperial interval, the quantity additionally locates the Russian event in the context of Western notion and practices, thereby supplying a multidimensional view of the unfolding drama of Russia as opposed to the West within the 19th century.

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