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November 13, 2016 12:13 PM   Subscribe

Laurie Scheck's "Dostoevsky’s Empathy" and Maria R. Bloshteyn's "Rage and Revolt: Dostoevsky and Three African-American Writers": two engaging articles made available online this week to commemorate Dostoevsky's birthday.
posted by Wobbuffet (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking, actually, that I need to re-read Brothers Karamazov soon...
posted by tobascodagama at 4:54 PM on November 13, 2016

I should re-read The Devils.. I just need to find a russian bookstore in Manhattan..
posted by rainy at 5:39 PM on November 13, 2016

Every time I read Dostoevsky feel like I've just been thrown hard against the wall of a large building. Profound impact, but a sense that I'm not even beginning to understand the complexity of what I just bounced off of.
posted by Grimgrin at 6:11 PM on November 13, 2016 [5 favorites]

At a late adolescent age, a teacher, likely in a fit of desperation, threw me a copy of Dostoevsky to distract me. It was Crime and Punishment, and it was mind blowing. A religious experience even. Readers, no kidding, the dude kickstarted a ravenous several years of heavy reading habit.

Scheck's article is great. Might have to see if it persuades the resistant in my circles.
posted by Strange_Robinson at 2:22 PM on November 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

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