Dostoevsky - Dostoevsky's early education was in an army...

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Unformatted text preview: Dostoevsky's early education was in an army engineering school, where he was apparently bored with the dull routine and the unimaginative student life. He spent most of his time, therefore, dabbling in literary matters and in reading the latest authors; his penchant for literature was obsessive. And almost as obsessive was Dostoevsky's preoccupation with death, for while the young student was away at school, his father was killed by the serfs on his estate. This sudden and savage murder smoldered within the young Dostoevsky, and when he began to write, the subject of crime, and murder in particular, was present in every new publication. It is, of course, the central concern of Crime and Punishment . Dostoevsky was never free of the horrors of homicide and even at the end of his life, he chose to write of another violent death — the death of a father — as the basis for...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENG 3309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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