Fyodor Dostoevsky

Great Books I Wouldn’t Want to Be In (And Some I Would!)

By |2019-04-26T23:13:59-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Books, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Great Books, Homer, Jane Austen, Mark Twain|

It is interesting that at least half the great books I considered for this list were stories I would not want to enter, but loved reading. Literature allows us to gain a breadth of experience our own circumstances would not permit and at very little expense to us… If there’s something book lovers like [...]

“The Brothers Karamazov” and the Power of Memory

By |2018-08-03T23:43:22-05:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Baseball, Family, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Great Books, Literature|

Strong memories—of good times, of challenges met, of shaping experiences commonly shared—are the critical foundation of a good and meaningful life, particularly if you are young. Cherished memories of days passed can spur us on, can exhort us, and can motivate us when our own days seem dark and unendurable... On my desk sits a [...]

The Problem of Theocracy in The Brothers Karamazov

By |2018-07-09T12:25:35-05:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Books, Fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Political Philosophy, Religion|

It is through Ivan’s representation of Soloviev in The Brothers Karamazov that Dostoevsky unearths the grave implications and outcomes of totalitarian politics… Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, has rightly earned its place among the greatest books of all time. It warrants this stature in no small part because it addresses questions and [...]