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Re-reading Crime and Punishment: the Drunkards

When Dostoevsky first conceived of the work that ultimately became¬†Crime and Punishment, he titled it ‘The Drunkards’, and said that it would deal with ‘the present question of drunkenness … [in] all its ramifications, especially the picture of a family and the bringing up of children in these circumstances’ (letter to A. A. Kraevsky, June […]