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Profile of Fedor Dostoevsky

Name at birth: Fedor Mikhailovich DostoevskyFedor Dostoevksy (also spelled Fydor, Fyodor or Feodor Dostoyevsky) is the 19th century Russian author who wrote the classic novels Crime and Punishment (18…

Moscow Art Theater

(Encyclopedia) Moscow Art Theater, Russian repertory company founded in 1897 by Constantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko . Its work created new concepts of theatrical production ...

Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich

(Encyclopedia) Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich tŏl´stoi, Rus. əlyĭksyā´ kənstəntyē´nəvĭch təlstoi´ [key], 1817–75, Russian poet, dramatist, and novelist. He was a distant cousin of Leo ...

Profile of The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov are the title characters in Fedor Dostoyevsky's last and longest novel. It is by turns a family drama, love rivalry, murder mystery, legal thriller and character study of 19th-c…

Moore, George

(Encyclopedia) Moore, George, 1852–1933, English author, b. Ireland. As a young man he lived in Paris, studying at various art schools. Inspired by Zola, Flaubert, Turgenev, and the 19th-century French real...

Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia) Dostoyevsky or Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich fyô´dər mēkhī´ləvĭch dəstəyĕf´skē [key], 1821–81, Russian novelist, one of the towering figures of world literature. ...

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

Timeline: Russian Culture

Part IV: The Soviet Period by David Johnson 1920 1935 1958 1974 2000 Back: Rise of Russia 1918 Greatest Russian symbolist poet, Aleksandr Blok, writes The Twelve, the ult…

1500–1599 (A.D.) World History

Michelangelo's David(1504)Tasha VincentMartin Luther(1483–1546)Henry VIII(1491–1547)Queen Elizabeth I(1533–1603)William Shakespeare(1564–1616)Rembrandt van Rijn(1606&#8…