After spending two years in the army

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After spending two years in the army, Dostoevsky launched his literary career with  Poor Folk , a novel  that was an immediate and popular success and one highly acclaimed by the critics. Never before  had a Russian author so thoroughly examined the psychological complexities of man's inner feelings  and the intricate workings of the mind. Following  Poor Folk , Dostoevsky's only important novel for  many years was  The Double , a short work dealing with a split personality and containing the genesis  of  Crime and Punishment . Perhaps the most crucial years of Dostoevsky's melodramatic life occurred soon after the publication  of  Poor Folk . These years included some of the most active, changing phases in all of Russian  history, and Dostoevsky had an unusually active role in this era of change. Using influences acquired  with his literary achievements, he became involved in political intrigues of a questionable nature. He 
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