Konstantin Mochulsky's critical biography is, in the words of George Gibian, "the best single work in any language about Dostoevsky's work as a whole." Through its close and insightful analysis of individual writings, relating them to his personal life and fortunes, it provides a sustained account of Dostoevsky's evolution as a novelist. Already established as a modern classic in the original Russian and in the French translation, this superb book is now available in English.
"No scholar has made such exhaustive and revealing use of all the evidence of the notebooks . . . In an attempt to clarify Dostoevsky's art and thought."--New York Times Book Review
"An extensive study of the development of Dostoevsky's creative art and intellectual thought by an analysis in depth of the total corpus of his writings."--Ernest J. Simmons, New York Times