Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Unchain Me review – Dostoevsky inspires secret mission on the streets of Brighton
dreamthinkspeak’s timely new production on inequality and abuse of political power offers its audience a choice: complicity or compliance?

Arifa Akbar

11, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The Sinner and the Saint Dostoevsky by Kevin Birmingham review – a dazzling literary detective story
How could Dostoevsky get inside the mind of a murderer to create a work of such ferocious fiction as Crime and Punishment?

Alex Christofi

18, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The Sinner and the Saint review – the story behind Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment
Kevin Birmingham’s clear and gripping new study of the Russian writer digs deep into the inspiration for Raskolnikov

Ian Thomson

15, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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White Nights review – masterly staging of Dostoevsky’s unrequited love story
Brian Ferguson performs with mesmerising verve in this poignant, desperately funny portrait of existential misery

Mark Fisher

09, Jul, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Dostoevsky in Love by Alex Christofi review – unpredictable, dangerous and thrilling
His marriages were disastrous but his words were so rousing they made strangers embrace ... a superb study of the Russian novelist

Frances Wilson

14, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: art imitates nature to reveal the delicate beauty of moths
Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall: Sarah Gillespie’s print exhibition captures the mystery of moths and on the day of our visit we are graced by a live specimen of spectacular colours

Mark Cocker

29, Sep, 2020 @4:30 AM

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From Alice in Wonderland to the Hitchhiker's Guide: top 10 books about mathematics
From Lewis Carroll to Douglas Adams and even Dostoevsky, the imaginative possibilities of numbers have animated some dazzling fiction

Catherine Chung

06, Nov, 2019 @12:57 PM

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The Idiot review – Dostoevsky's good prince makes a quivering retreat from love
Saburo Teshigawara’s take on the Russian classic isolates its hero, creating striking scenes that leave you pining for a connection

Lyndsey Winship

22, Mar, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 toxic families in fiction
From Edward St Aubyn’s damaged addict to Roald Dahl’s ingenious bookworm, Hannah Beckerman picks her favourite tales of families at war

Hannah Beckerman

20, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 real-life monsters in fiction
Bringing the very worst humans – from Joseph Stalin to Idi Amin – to life in novels is a tough call. But it can be done well, if you can bear to read

Glenn Skwerer

19, Sep, 2018 @9:59 AM

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All about me … the best books about self-obsession
Solipsistic novels, a study of narcissism, a biography of a Michelin starred chef ... here are some of the best, from Dostoevsky to Karl Ove Knausgaard

Will Storr

13, Aug, 2018 @5:30 AM

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