Key dimensions of Dostoevskii's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. Contributors examine topics such as Dostoevskii's relationship to folk literature, money, religion, the family and science. The essays are enhanced by supplementary material, including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading.
Notes on contributors; Chronology; Editor's note; Introduction W. J. Leatherbarrow; 1. Dostoevskii and the Russian folk heritage Faith Wigzell; 2. Dostoevskii and literature W. J. Leatherbarrow; 3. Dostoevskii as a professional writer William Mills Todd; 4. Dostoevskii and money Boris Christa; 5. Dostoevskii as an Intelligent Derek Offord; 6. Dostoevskii and psychology Robert L. Belknap; 7. Dostoevskii and religion Malcolm V. Jones; 8. Dostoevskii and the family Susanne Fusso; 9. Dostoevskii and science Dianne Oenning Thompson; 10. Conclusion Gary Saul Morson.