The Dostoevsky Archive

Firsthand Accounts of the Novelist from Contemporaries’ Memoirs and Rare Periodicals, Most Translated into English for the First Time, with a Detailed Lifetime Chronology and Annotated Bibliography


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About the Book

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881) continues to be one of the writers most focused upon in academia throughout the world. With the opening in the 1990s and after of numerous archives in the former Soviet Union, much new material came to light that had not yet been incorporated in published works or standard curricula.
The Dostoevsky Archive comprehensively documents the entire life of the Russian novelist, using contemporary Russian source documents, the author’s own letters and notes and those of his family, and the memoirs of his contemporaries. This fullscale reference work includes a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography, and brief biographies of important contemporaries. Fully indexed.

About the Author(s)

Peter Sekirin received his Ph.D. in Russian literature at the University of Toronto in 1999 and has been working as Research Associate at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of Toronto for eight years. He has translated three of Tolstoy’s works, A Calendar of Wisdom, Divine and Human and Wise Thoughts For Every Day as well as two collections of short stories by Anton Chekhov and the biography Memories of Chekhov. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Sekirin
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 400
Bibliographic Info: chronology, references, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7618-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“a first-rate work of scholarship”—Library Journal; “Dostoevsky addicts will be pleased to collect such information”—Information Digest; “a tremendous wealth of material on the author and his circle”—AB Bookman’s Weekly; “covers a comprehensive range of question…. Only ten percent of the materials in this volume have been previously translated into English…. We are undoubtedly enriched by reading this book”—Quadrant; “any scholar contemplating research on Fedor Dostoevsky will want to take advantage of this new collection…. The firsthand accounts contained in this volume will make more broadly available a new emphasis in Dostoevsky studies”—Slavic Review; “a welcome addition”—Russian Review.