The Shakespeare Of The Lunatic Asylum

Review of The Dostoevsky Archive: Firsthand Accounts of the Novelist from Contemporaries and Rare Periodicals by Peter Sekirin. “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” (1,100 words)

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