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′The Shakespeare of the lunatic asylum′ - review of The Dostoevsky Archive by Peter Sekirin » The Spect

Monday, July 1, 2013
Category: Literature

From www.spectator.co.uk

Dostoevsky’s life was even weirder than his fiction. He was born in 1821, the son of a surgeon whom he believed to have been killed by his own serfs. He was often poor, and so he is the only great Russian writer of his generation whose first language was Russian rather than French: there was no money for the requisite governess.

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