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Fyodor Dostoevsky

(1821-1881)

Russian Author
The genius of literature...

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on October 30 in an Hospital for the poor.


Second of a family of seven children, in 1838, Fyodor was admitted at the St. Petersburg Academy of Military Engineers.


One year later, his father was murdered by his own serfs at his estate of Chermashnya, in the province of Tula.


In 1843, after graduating from the Academy as lieutenant, Dostoevsky translates Eugenie Grandet of Honore de Balzac into Russian and then George Sand's La derniere Aldini, before starting Poor Folk, his first novel.


His extraordinary literary talents were sooned noticed by the liberal Vissarion Grigorievich Belinsky, Russia's most influential critic of his time, and they became close friends.

In 1846, Poor Folk is published, followed two weeks later by The Double, and Mr. Prokharchin, at a time where Fyodor met the utopian socialist M. V. Butashevich-Petrashevsky.

In the year 1846, when Anna Grigorievna Snitkina, his future wife, is born, Dostoevsky suffers from various undiagnosed nervous ailments. Onset of epilepsy?


Followed then the publication of A Novel in Nine Letters, several short stories, including A Weak Heart, Polzunkov, The Landlady and White Nights, The Stranger-Woman, Christmas and Wedding, and A Jealous Husband, until 1849, when Fyodor was arrested and sent to Siberia for an indefinite term, including four years of hard labour.


After 1853, Dostoevsky is suffering of periodic epileptic seizures. He marries the widowed Marya Dmitrievna Isaeva in 1857.


After the couple is granted permission to take up residence in European Russia in 1859, Uncle's Dream, The Little Hero (composed in prison) and The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants are published.


These works are soon followed by the first part of House of the Dead.


In 1861 Mikhail (Dostoevsky's brother) and Fyordor edit the magazine Time, in which The Insulted and the Injured, and A Silly Story are published.


These are followed one year after by the second part of House of the Dead and A Nasty Tale, both published in Time. Dostoevsky then makes his first trip abroad, visiting several western European countries, including England, France and Switzerland, and begins a liaison with Apollinaria Suslova.


1863 sees the publication in Time of Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, before the magazine is banned but none the less replaced by Epoch in 1864, which publishes Notes from Underground. Marya Dmitrievna, Fyodor's wife, and his brother Mikhail die the same year.


In 1865, Epoch ceases publication, ending Dostoevsky's five-year journalistic career. An Unusual Happening is published and Polina Suslova declines Fyodor's marriage proposal.


Before Dostoevsky marries to Anna Grigorievna Snitkina in 1867, Crime and Punishment and The Gambler are published. The couple leave for western Europe until 1871, living in Geneva for a time, then Florence, Vienna, Prague and finally Dresden.


Follows the publications of The Idiot (1868), The Eternal Husband (1870), before the Dostoevskys move back to Petersburg where The Devils is published serially.


The following year, The Diary of a Writer becomes a regular feature of The Citizen, a conservative weekly periodical, and Bubok comes out before Dostoevsky is arrested and imprisoned once again, but this time for violation of censorship regulations.


None the less, 1875 sees the publication of A Raw Youth.

In 1876, Dostoevsky becomes sole editor of a new monthly periodical entitled The Diary of a Writer, in which A Gentle Creature appears, soon followed by The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.


One of Dostoevsky's absolute masterpieces, The Brothers Karamazov, is published three years later, before Fyodor delivers his famous speech on Pushkin at the Pushkin festivities in Moscow, in 1880, drawing enormous crowds and stormy emotional responses.


On January 28 ,1881 Dostoevsky dies from a lung hemorrage in St. Petersburg at the age of fifty-nine. He is buried at the cemetery of Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

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Banned and exiled, imprisoned and ill, Dostoevsky has never stopped
writing until he died in 1881 in St Peterburg...
In 1880, before his death, Fyodor had delivered his famous speech on Pushkin at the Pushkin festivities in Moscow, drawing enormous crowds and stormy emotional responses.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky