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We've compiled here a short bibliography for our students. These books and journals represent those that we find most useful or interesting in researching Dostoevsky in general, or Brothers Karamazov in particular.


Joseph Frank's multi-volume biography:

Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849.
Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850 - 1859.
Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860 - 1865.
Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865 - 1871.
(Note: A fifth and final volume is currently in process.)

Grossman, Leonid. Dostoevsky: A Biography.

Kjetsaa, Geir. Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Writer's Life.

Mochulskii, K. Dostoevsky: His Life and Work.

Yarmolinsky, Avrahm. Dostoevsky: His Life and Art.To top of page


Bakhtin, Mikhail. Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics.

Belknap, Robert. The Genesis of Brothers Karamazov: The Aesthetics, Ideology, and Psychology of Text Making.

Belknap, Robert. The Structure of Brothers Karamazov.

Cox, Gary. Tyrant and Victim in Dostoevsky.

Curle, Richard. Characters of Dostoevsky: Studies from Four Novels.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Notebooks for the Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov: Backgrounds and Sources - Essays in Criticism.

Gibson, A. Boyce. The Religion of Dostoevsky.

Holquist, Michael. Dostoevsky and the Novel.

Ivanov, Viacheslav Ivanovich. Freedom and the Tragic Life: A Study in Dostoevsky.

Jackson, Robert Louis. The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes.

Knapp, Liza. Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoevsky and Metaphysics.

Leatherbarrow, William J. Fedor Dostoevsky: A Reference Guide.

Linner, Sven. Stavets Zosima in the Brothers Karamazov: A Study in the Mimesis of Virtue.

Lord, Robert. Dosteovsky: Essays and Perspectives.

Miller, Robin Feuer. The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel.

Pearce, Richard. Stages of the Clown: Perspectives on Modern Fiction from Dostoevsky to Beckett.

Straus, Nina Pelikan. Dostoevsky and the Woman Question: Rereadings at the End of a Century.

Sutherland, Stewart R. Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and the Brothers Karamazov.

Terras, Victor. A Karamazov Companion.

Wellek, René, ed. Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Note: Professor Lev Loseff recommends the Norton Critical Edition of Brothers Karamazov for an excellent selection of background materials and critical essays.To top of page


The Dartmouth Library carries the ongoing journal of the Dostoevsky Society, Dostoevsky Studies.To top of page

Major Works by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Poor Folk
Notes from the House of the Dead
Notes from the Underground
Crime and Punishment
The Gambler
The Idiot
Demons (also known as Devils or The Possessed)
Brothers Karamazov


A Writer's DiaryTo top of page

Bibliographical Links

For more complete bibliographies, you might consult:

Brandeis' Bibliography

Middlebury's Annotated Bibliography (note: annotations by students).To top of page