On November 16, 1849, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to death for antigovernment activities associated with a radical intellectual circle, The Petrashevsky Circle. The Petrashevsky Circle was formed in St. Petersburg in 1840 and named after the founder, Mikhail Petrashevsky. Members held diverse political views, but all were in opposition to the Russian feudal system, whichContinue reading “Milestones: Fyodor Dostoyevsky”
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#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?
The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky taste of lapsang souchong, oolong, Assam, and puerh to accompany me on this profound journey into Russian Literature. Who is Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov? What wasContinue reading “#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?”