Perhaps the most crucial years of Dostoevsky

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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  was, for example, deeply influenced by new and radical ideas that were entering Russia from the  West, and he soon became affiliated with those who hoped to revolutionize Russia with all sorts of  Western reforms. Dostoevsky published many articles concerning various political questions knowing  full well that they were illegal and that all printing was controlled and censored by the government. The rebellious writer and his friends were, of course, soon deemed treasonous revolutionaries and 
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