Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Veith, G. E. 2011. Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
The Russian writer Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on October 30, 1821. His father, Mikhail, was a physician in a hospital for the poor. His mother, Mariya, loved books and music. Fyodor was the second of eight children, one of whom died in infancy. He would become one of the greatest novelists in world literature.
- Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881);
- repudiating radical ideas, of socialism, nihilism, utopianism;
- Russian orthodox church;
- the gambler;
- notes from the underground;
- the brothers karamazov, Dostoevsky's last novel