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Дневник писателя / Dnevnik pisatelya (A writer's diary) 39 editions

Cover of: Дневник писателя / Dnevnik pisatelya (A writer's diary) | Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, Gary Saul Morson
About the Book

The essential entries from Dostoevsky's complete Diary, called his boldest experiment in literary form, are now available in this abridged edition; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. A Writer's Diary began as a column in a literary journal, but by 1876 Dostoevsky was able to bring it out as a complete monthly publication with himself as an editor, publisher, and sole contributor, suspending work on The Brothers Karamazov to do so.

The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared later in the Diary itself. A range of authorial and narrative voices and stances and an elaborate scheme of allusions and cross-references preserve and present Dostoevsky's conception of his work as a literary whole.

Selected from the two-volume set, this abridged edition of A Writer's Diary appears in a single paperback volume, along with a new condensed introduction by editor Gary Saul Morson.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky_ _(1821-81) was a Russian novelist and writer. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Notes from Underground. His contribution to world literature, philosophy, and social thought is immeasurable.

Kenneth Lantz is a professor of Russian at the University of Toronto.

Gary Saul Morson is the Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University.

Reviews

"An essential document for understanding this greatly flawed, greatly gifted master."--American Scholar

"Illuminates an entire stretch of Russian cultural history, and is indispensable on this score alone."--Joseph Frank,_ London Review of Books_

39 editions First published in 1878

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Cover of: A writer's diary
2009, Northwestern University Press
A writer's diary
in English - Abridged ed.
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia
2006, Eksmo (M.)
Dnevnik pisatelia
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: "Chelovek estʹ taĭna--"
2003, Izvestii͡a︡
"Chelovek estʹ taĭna--"
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡
1999, Lenizdat
Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelya
1999, Azbuka
Dnevnik pisatelya
in Russian
Cover of: A Writer's Diary
July 6, 1994, Northwestern University Press
A Writer's Diary
Hardcover in English
Cover of: A writer's diary
1994, Northwestern University Press
A writer's diary
in English
Cover of: A writer's diary
1993, Northwestern University Press
A writer's diary
in English
Cover of: A Writer's Diary
1993, Northwestern University Press
A Writer's Diary
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1984, Ian Mead
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡
1984, Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie
Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡, 1881
1984, Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie
Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡, 1881
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡ za 1877 god
1983, Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie
Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡ za 1877 god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡ za 1876 god
1982, Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie
Dnevnik pisateli͡a︡ za 1876 god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelya za 1876 god Noyabr'-Dekabr'
1982, Izdatel'stvo 'Nauka'
Dnevnik pisatelya za 1876 god Noyabr'-Dekabr'
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelya za 1876 god, mai  - oktyabr
Cover of: The diary of a writer
January 1979, Olympic Marketing Corp
The diary of a writer
Paperback in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1979, P. Smith
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1973, Octagon Books
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1954, G. Braziller
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1954, Braziller
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: Diary of a writer
1954, Braziller
Diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1954, George Braziller
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1951, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1951, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1949, Charles Scribner's Sons
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1949, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1949, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: The diary of a writer
1949, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia
1945, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatelia
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisateli︠a︡ za 1876 god
1922, I.P. Ladyz︠h︡nikov
Dnevnik pisateli︠a︡ za 1876 god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatel|i|a za 1877 god
1900, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatel|i|a za 1877 god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'moǐ god
1878, Tip. B.Ḟ. Putsykovicha
Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'moǐ god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'mo god
1878, Tip. B.Ḟ. Putsykovicha
Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'mo god
in Russian
Cover of: The diary of a writer
Publish date unknown, Cassell
The diary of a writer
in English
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia, za 1873 god
Publish date unknown, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatelia, za 1873 god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat shestoǐ god
Publish date unknown, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat shestoǐ god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'mo god
Publish date unknown, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'mo god
in Russian
Cover of: Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'moǐ god
Publish date unknown, YMCA Press
Dnevnik pisatelia za tysiacha vosem'sot sem'desiat sed'moǐ god
in Russian

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