Happy Birthday, Fyodor Dostoevsky!

Here’s the quote of the day from the Birthday Boy:

“There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.”

140px-Dostoevskij_1863 Good quote, and I really like this picture — Doesn’t he look like Jack Nicholson in The Shining?
One of the all time creepiest moments in cinema for me was when Shelley Duvall sneaked a peek at the typewriter to see the novel Nicholson was writing. Remember that?
Ooohh…. “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”

6 comments to Happy Birthday, Fyodor Dostoevsky!

  • My very good friend Laura is a great Dostoevsky fan. If she knew I have yet to read him she’d never forgive me. Shh!
    Great quote, maybe when I’m over this NaNo month I’ll read something great from him. Thanks for sharing

  • Nancy

    I was thinking, well, I’ve read Anna Karenina.


    So I haven’t read anything by him either. I only knew it was his birthday because The Writer’s Almanac told me.

  • Ahh, my favorate was The Little Orphan, so sad at the start but with such hope and promise at the end.

  • Nancy

    Thanks, DS. This just might be the one to start with. I’ll also ask my son, who has read everything that’s been written in the world so far (except our novels).

  • The Little Orphan, now I know where to start. Thanks, DS.

  • He does look like Jack Nicholson!!

    I reread Crime and Punishment recently. What a book! I must be sadistic to have read it at least twice. It deals with dark emotions, especially guilt and fear.

    Of course, Fyodor D.’s writing talent makes the reading of his books a transcendant experience. Maybe that’s the real reason for my return for second and third helpings.

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