I know this is spread out over more than two years, and you might not have read everything I wrote, or might not want to. But just in case you do – below are links to everything I’ve written about Dostoevsky over this time, in chronological order. It’s 43 entries I think. I have to say I’m sort of proud of the fact that I stuck this out. A lot of amateurish intellectual projects fall by the wayside after a few weeks. For what it’s worth, mine didn’t.
I’m going to write two more posts: one about the best, worst, etc. of the readings, and another, a more holistic critical response to my experience, also considering Joseph Frank’s five-volume biography and Bakhtin’s Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics, which I’m about two-thirds of the way through.
Speaking of Gambling and Prostitution (Introduction to the Project)
The Brothers Karamazov – The Brothers Karamazov – The Beginning of the End of the Reading Project, Book I, Book II, Book III – The Sensualists, Book IV – Strains, Book V – Pro and Contra, Book VI – The Russian Monk, Book VII – Alyosha, Books 8-9 -Mitya and The Preliminary Investigation, Books 10-11 – Boys and Brother Ivan Karamazov, Book XII (“A Judicial Error”) and Epilogue