Consciousness limits what can take place. From barely perceptible changes which take place in the area of consciousness, the most unimaginably important, limitless consequences can follow.
Along with his three brothers and three younger sisters, Dostoevsky experienced a home that centered around faith and education. He used to spend hours with his brother, reading Pushkin and the Bible by candlelight
When Alexander II took control of Russia, Dostoevsky finally gained his freedom. However, his time spent away changed him drastically. Not only did it cure him of his radical ideas and lead him to a religious life, but more important for literature, it gave him depth of insight into the minds of the dark side of Russian life.
Born in Moscow on November 8, 1821, Dostoevsky was the second oldest of seven children
Throughout his works, which include The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and Notes From the Underground, whether writing of men or women, rich or poor, benevolent or criminal, Dostoevsky seeks to explore and question the desires, fears, and hopes that characterize the human experience.
Dostoevsky's father was a doctor at Moscow's Hospital for the Poor, where he grew rich enough to buy land and serfs. After his father's death, Dostoevsky, who suffered from epilepsy, studied military engineering and became a civil servant while secretly writing novels. His first, Poor People, and his second, The Double, were both published in 1846-the first was a hit, the second a failure
In 1866, he published Crime and Punishment, one of his most popular works. In 1867, he married a stenographer, and the couple fled to Europe to escape his creditors. His novel The Possessed (1872) was successful, and the couple returned to St. Petersburg. He published The Brothers Karamazov in 1880 to immediate success, but he died a year later.
Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution
In 1847 he joined a somewhat subversive (antigovernment) group called the Petrashevsky Circle. In 1849 the members were arrested. After eight months in prison, Dostoevsky was "sentenced" to death. In reality, though, this sentence was only a joke.
Notes from Underground (Russian: Записки из подполья, Zapíski iz podpól'ja, also translated in English as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld while Notes from Underground is the most literal translation) (1864) is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg.