13.4.13

When Dickens Met Dostoyevsky

Excerpt from an essay in the TLS
Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Charles Dickens
From Eric Naiman (Times Literary Supplement) (thanks to Matthew Feldman for the link): ‘Late in 2011, Michiko Kakutani opened her New York Times review of Claire Tomalin’s biography of Charles Dickens with “a remarkable account” she had found in its pages. In London for a few days in 1862, Fyodor Dostoevsky had dropped in on Dickens’s editorial offices and found the writer in an expansive mood. In a letter written by Dostoevsky to an old friend sixteen years later, the writer of so many great confession scenes depicted Dickens baring his creative soul [...]’ [Read More]

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