Fyodor Dostoevsky

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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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Top writers choose their perfect crime
Crime fiction is now the UK’s bestselling genre. So which crime novels should everyone read? We asked the writers who know ...

28, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Everyone looks at pictures of puppies | Brief letters
Brief letters: Parliament and Syria | Dostoyevsky at the movies | Uses of dogs | Coleridge remains | Wills and smoking

Letters

13, Apr, 2018 @3:23 PM

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From the House of the Dead shines a light into darkness
Janáček’s final opera is peopled with aggressive and unpleasant characters, but the beauty of its music speaks powerfully of the need for empathy and understanding, says the conductor of a new production

Mark Wigglesworth

07, Mar, 2018 @12:54 PM

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