All posts tagged humour

Dostoevsky: not so grim?

The recent stories about the murals at the new Dostoevsky metro station in Moscow, which have led to concerns that it could become a favourite spot for suicides, have made me think about why Dostoevsky is considered such a depressing writer. Is it because he depicts so much poverty and misery? I doubt it, because […]

Four short links: eat, drink and be merry

Or… Four slightly random Russian-related things that have very little in common other than the fact that they’re somewhat more fun that my usual preoccupations. The first two are my favourite Russian news stories from the last few days — they certainly make a change from the usual fare. My thanks to John for alerting […]

Blogs are the newspapers of Dostoevsky’s day

One of the aims of this blog is to bring you the latest news and views from the world of Dostoevsky studies. ¬†Everybody knows that hardly anyone, my students included, actually bothers to read Dostoevsky, as this article from The Onion*, Film Adaptation Of “The Brothers Karamazov” Ends Where Most People Stop Reading The Book, […]