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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781455182268
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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the worlds great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion.

After narrowly avoiding a firing squad when he was just twenty-eight years old, Dostoevsky never took things lightly. His great novels burst upon the European literary scene like a succession of thunderbolts. His understanding of the darker and more extreme recesses of the human mind cast a forceful light into these areas of experience. The raw psychology and passionate involvement of his books galvanized writers and thinkers as disparate as Nietzsche and Kafka.

In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevsky’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes selections from Dostoevsky’s writings and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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  • “[A] succinct and easy-to-read synopsis of the unusual—even dysfunctional—life.”

    ForeWord magazine

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bogdan | 10/4/2013

    " A rather mediocre approach on one of the most influential writers of all time. Better read his novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 6/11/2010

    " fantastic. strathern explains clearly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 9/25/2009

    " As far as it goes, not bad. But can you really digest Dostoevsky in 90 minutes? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martyn | 1/25/2007

    " I am grateful to this book for one reason, it has helped me to understand why I find Dostoevsky's writing so distasteful. Otherwise this is a lightweight effort, full of pop-psychology and grade school levels of historical conclusions. "

About the Author

Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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