005: Fyodor Dostoevsky: Complete Letters, 1878-1881 (DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR//COMPLETE LETTERS)

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Complete Letters Vol. 5 (1878-1881). Documents Dostoevsky's work on The Brothers Karamazov, the journal The Diary of a Writer and his famous Pushkin Speech of 1880. The letters contain rich material on the "Russian idea," his belief that the Russian people are a potential source of universal harmony and brotherhood - and on the anti-Semitism connected with this idea.

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Of principal interest in this, the fifth and final volume of Dostoevsky's letters are his tender, passionate missives to his second wife, Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina, whose practicality gave him ballast, and his shoptalk on The Brothers Karamazov , the writing of which consumed his energies. In other letters the preeminent Russian novelist (1821-1881) discusses his chauvinistic, right-wing ideology extolling "the Russian people." He sets forth a crude philosophical rationalization of his rabid anti-Semitism, which taints even the love letters. He agonizes over the burning issues of the day, which are amplified by myriad footnotes, and soaks up the adulation of fans while sinking into desperate loneliness. In this flat finale to a worthy, masterfully translated project, the spontaneous, kinetic voice of earlier volumes is replaced by the whine of a narrow, morbidly anxious brooder. Lowe teaches Slavic languages and literature at Vanderbilt University.
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The translator's great success in reproducing in English 'the salient characteristics of Dostoevsky's epistolary style'--its grammatical convolutions, excesses and overt sentimentality--combined with his devotion to one theme, projects an indelible image of a frenetic, lonely and insular man with no one in whom to confide. -- New York Times Book Review

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