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Dostoevsky Remains Popular for Western Readers Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Nov 20, 2014, 12:33 AM

$ 1Adostoevsky.jpgAcclaimed Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky continues to hold global appeal for readers. 

Sputnik News reports that, "The writings of preeminent Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky are popular in Western countries, because they tackle philosophical questions in a deeply psychological way, Dr. Deborah Martinsen, International Dostoevsky Society President, told RIA Novosti Tuesday."

Dr. Martinsen is quoted as saying that, "Dostoevsky's writings are popular in Western countries and particularly in the United States because he tackles philosophical questions about what it means to be human in a deeply psychological and ethical way."

According to Sputnik News, "She added, that Dostoevsky continues to appeal to contemporary readers in the English-language world, as the number of new translations of his novels continues to grow and his prominent writings "Notes from Underground" and "Crime and Punishment" are frequently taught in American high schools and colleges." 

Dostoevsky is considered to be the most popular Russian novelist for Western readers. 

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