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Bibliography

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.

Biographies

Joseph Frank’s multi-volume biography:

Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1976. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .F74 1983.
Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850 – 1859. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1983. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .F74 1983.
Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860 – 1865. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1986. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .F74 1983.
Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865 – 1871. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1995. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .F74 1983.

(Note: A fifth and final volume is currently in process.)

 

Grossman, Leonid. Dostoevsky: A Biography. tranlsated by Mary Mackler. London : Allen Lane, 1974. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .G6613.

Kjetsaa, Geir. Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Writer’s Life. translated from the Norwegian by Siri Justvedt and David McDuff. New York: Viking, 1987. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .K5513 1987.

Mochulskii, K. Dostoevsky: His Life and Work.  Translated, with an introd., by Michael A. Minihan [Princeton, N.J.] Princeton University Press, 1967. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .M613.

Yarmolinsky, Avrahm. Dostoevsky: His Life and Art. New York: Criterion Books, c1957. Dartmouth call number: PG3328 .Y3 1957.

 

Criticism

Bakhtin, Mikhail. Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. Edited and translated by Caryl Emerson. Introduction by Wayne C. Booth. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 B2413 1984.

Belknap, Robert. The Genesis of Brothers Karamazov: The Aesthetics, Ideology, and Psychology of Text Making. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1990. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 B38 1990.

Belknap, Robert. The Structure of Brothers Karamazov. Northwestern University Press, c1989. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 B4 1989.

Cox, Gary. Tyrant and Victim in Dostoevsky. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, 1984. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 C68 1984.

Curle, Richard. Characters of Dostoevsky: Studies from Four Novels. New York: Russell & Russell, 1966. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 C8 1966.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Notebooks for the Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Edited and translated by Edward Wasiolek. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 W3313.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov: Backgrounds and Sources – Essays in Criticism. The Constance Garnett translation rev. by Ralph E. Matlaw. Edited by Ralph E. Matlaw. New York: Norton, 1976. Dartmouth call number: PG3326.B7 1976.

Gibson, A. Boyce. The Religion of Dostoevsky. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1974. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z7 R424 .

Holquist, Michael. Dostoevsky and the Novel. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1977. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 H6.

Ivanov, Viacheslav Ivanovich. Freedom and the Tragic Life: A Study in Dostoevsky. Forward by Sir Maurice Bowra. Translated by Norma Cameron. Edited by S. Konovalov. New York: Noonday Press, 1952. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 I8 1952.

Jackson, Robert Louis. The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 J3 .

Knapp, Liza. Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoevsky and Metaphysics. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1996. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z7 P545 1996.

Leatherbarrow, William J. Fedor Dostoevsky: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990. Dartmouth call number: Z8237.9.L4 1990.

Linner, Sven. Stavets Zosima in the Brothers Karamazov: A Study in the Mimesis of Virtue. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1975. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 L5.

Lord, Robert. Dosteovsky: Essays and Perspectives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.L6 .

Miller, Robin Feuer. The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 M7 1992.

Pearce, Richard. Stages of the Clown: Perspectives on Modern Fiction from Dostoevsky to Beckett. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970. Dartmouth call number: PN3503.P37.

Straus, Nina Pelikan. Dostoevsky and the Woman Question: Rereadings at the End of a Century. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z7 W657 1994.

Sutherland, Stewart R. Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and the Brothers Karamazov. Oxford: Blackwell, 1977. Dartmouth call number: BL2747.3.S86.

Terras, Victor. A Karamazov Companion. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981. Dartmouth call number: PG3325.B73 T47.

Wellek, René, ed. Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.W4.

Note: Professor Lev Loseff recommends the Norton Critical Edition of Brothers Karamazov for an excellent selection of background materials and critical essays (Fyodor Dostoevsky ; the Constance Garnett translation; rev. by Ralph E. Matlaw ; edited by Ralph E. Matlaw. New York : Norton, c1976. Dartmouth call number: PG 3326 .B7 1976 ).

 

Journals

The Dartmouth Library carries the ongoing journal of the Dostoevsky Society, Dostoevsky Studies. (Journal of the International Dostoevsky Society. Klagenfurt, Austria: Published for IDS by Institute of Slavic Studies, Universityof Klagenfurt, 1980. Dartmouth call number: PG3328.Z6 I53.)

 

Major Works by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Novels:

  • Poor Folk – Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and with an introduction by Robert Dessaix. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Ardis, c1982. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .B4 1982
  • Notes from the House of the Dead – (Also: Notes from the dead house) / Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Guy and Elena Cook Moscow : Raduga, 1989. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .A15 1988 v.4.
    Notes from the Underground – translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York : Vintage, 1993. NOT AVAILABLE AT DARTMOUTH. Notes from Underground : a new translation, backgrounds and sources, responses, criticism / Fydor Dostoevsky ; translated and edited by Michael R. Katz New York : Norton, c1989. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .Z4 1989.
  • Crime and Punishmenta novel in six parts with epilogue / by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky New York : Knopf, 1992. Dartmouth call number:PG3326 .P713 1992.
  • The GamblerStories of the 60′s,Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated from the Russian Moscow : Raduga, 1990. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .A15 1988 v.10.
  • The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction by David Magarshack Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1955. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .I33 1955.
  • Demons (also known as Devils or The Possessed) – a novel in three parts, by Fyodor Dostoevsky; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994. Ddartmouth call number: PG3326 .B6 1994.
  • Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky N.Y. : Knopf, 1992. Dartmouth call number: PG3326 .B7 1992.

Non-Fiction:

A Writer’s Diary – Fydor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Kenneth Lantz , Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1993-199. Dartmouth call number: PG3326.A16 L36 1993.

 

Bibliographical Links

For more complete bibliographies, you might consult:

Brandeis’ Bibliography

Middlebury’s Annotated Bibliography (note: annotations by students).