Fyodor Dostoevsky

Shakespeare's Timeless Tragedy Inspires a New Novel

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

With the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Crime and Punishment overlapping this year - it is a beautiful time for such a novel. Macbeth, Macbeth is crying for a translation, and not only into Russian.

Dostoevsky Draws Shakespeare: The Fascinating Discovery

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

The drawing is not a depiction of either of the Atkinsons - it depicts Shakespeare, credibly and most accurately. It is likely that Dostoevsky wrote the name together with the other letters not connected with the text of the novel randomly on the page and it happens to be quite close to his drawing of Shakespeare.

The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

Jason Holmes | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

All that can be stated with any certainty is that Joe Public is currently enjoying the fruits of 70 years of peacetime. He wants for nothing; not food, water, nor easy loving. Sensorially, the totality of his life is catered for with a click of a mouse. Novels are seen as difficult excursions that can only tax unprepared minds.

Shakespeare Professor Unveils Our Demonic Dimension

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

I rarely meet people who share my bittersweet obsession with both Shakespeare and Dostoevsky. So when I do, the elation is boundless. That's what made me gasp as I was looking through the contents of The Demonic: Literature and Experience, newly published by Routledge.

I Am a Frontman and I Have a License to Offend

Matthew Phillips | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

It seems to me that frontmen principally fall into two categories: the cloyingly modest or the intolerably arrogant. Rarely is a perfect balance struck between these stereotypes and, more frequently, we find artists yo-yoing between the two like unhinged schizophrenics.