Dostoevesky

Josh’s multi-year project of reading everything Dostoevsky wrote, chronologically and in conjunction with Joseph Frank’s five-volume biography of the author. Here are the posts he wrote for this project, in order.

Speaking of Gambling and Prostitution...


Dostoevsky's Early Years and Poor Folk - or - "The Dickensian Aspect"


The Petersburg Feuilletons


The Double


Petersburg "Grotesques"


"The Landlady" and "White Nights" - Dreamers' Romances


Netochka Nezvanova - the Last of the Pre-Exile Writing


"A Little Hero" and the Peter-and-Paul Fortress


Uncle’s Dream (and the Kant issue resolved!)


The Village of Stepanchikovo


Mr. -Bov and the Question of Art


The Insulted and Injured


A Nasty Anecdote


Prison Ethics


The House of the Dead


Winter Notes on Summer Impressions


Notes from Underground


The Crocodile


A totally absurd generalization I’d like to discuss


Crime and Punishment


Roskolnikov's Final Dream


The Freak Book


The Idiot


The Eternal Husband


Demons - Part One


Demons - Part Two


Demons - Part Three


Demons - Final Thoughts


Pushkin on Painting and Shoemaking


A Writer's Diary - 1873


The Adolescent/A Raw Youth


The Adolescent


A Writer's Diary - 1876-1877


A Writer's Diary - 1880-1881


The Brothers Karamazov - The Beginning of the End of the Reading Project


The Brothers Karamazov - Book I


The Brothers Karamazov - Book II


The Brothers Karamazov - Book III - The Sensualists


The Brothers Karamazov - Book IV - Strains


The Brothers Karamazov - Book V - Pro and Contra


The Brothers Karamazov - Book VI - The Russian Monk


The Brothers Karamazov - Book VII - Alyosha


The Brothers Karamazov - Books 8-9 -Mitya and The Preliminary Investigation


Books 10-11 - Boys and Brother Ivan Karamazov


The Brothers Karamazov - Book XII ("A Judicial Error") and Epilogue


The Dostoevsky Project Wrap-Up #1: Everything I Wrote


The Dostoevsky Project Wrap-Up #2: Superlatives


Dostoevsky Project Wrap-Up #3: Final Thoughts (part A) - The Experience of All This Reading


Dostoevsky Wrap-Up #3 (B) - Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky (From the Top Down)


Dostoevsky Wrap-Up #3 (C) Bakhtin's _Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics_ (from the bottom up)


The Dostoevsky Project - My Final Thoughts


One Way to Read Infinite Jest