‘You’re not Dostoyevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.
A letter by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to Grand Duke Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich (future Emperor of Russia Alexander III). Continue reading “Letter by Fyodor #Dostoyevsky to Alexander III of Russia”
Ivan Andreyevich Krylov, The Wolf and the Lamb.
Always are the weak at fault before the strong.
In history we hear a host of examples,
But history we are not writing:
Here is how they tell of it in Fables. Continue reading “Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Wolf and the Lamb””
Between Russianness & Dostoyevskiness
Velimir Khlebnikov, 1908-1909.
Apparently, Fyodor Dostoyevsky became a symbol, an archetype of a Russian writer, along with Lev Tolstoy (‘Tolstoyevsky’). Simplified image of Dostoyevsky’s Russia (or Dostoyevskian Russia) became a part of popular culture both in the West and in Russia. Continue reading “#Dostoyevsky Is the Limit?!”