Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes (Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series)

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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
Applause for Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minutes series:
"Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization."―Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

"Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading."―Richard Bernstein, New York Times

"Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise."―Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal

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Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.

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Well written and easily digested. (Kliatt)

Succinct and easy-to-read synopsis of the unusual―even dysfunctional―life. (Foreword Reviews)

Fine guide, especially recommended for students. Provide[s] concise overviews...Makes an easily digested introduction. (The Bookwatch)

It furnishes a quick way for general readers to familiarize themselves with writers they wish to read or re-read. (Brian J. Buchanan Tennessean)

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