Dostoevsky as Draftsman

Dostoevsky’s “handfulness” clearly supplements his “mindfulness,” as this huge, information—packed and insightful tome reveals. Konstantin Barsht, a researcher at the Russian Academy’s Institute for Russian Literature (Pushkin House) in St. Petersburg, argues that Dostoevsky’s drawings and doodlings are essentially “notes to himself” more than actual works of art. But we do learn that the novelist did indeed appreciate art and studied art history. [read more]

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19/01/2018 Times Literary Supplement

Gateless Fortress