Posted on 11/11/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
On this date in 1821, Fyodor Dostoevsky was born. Dostoevsky is considered one of Russia's greatest writers and is known for "Crime and Punishment" (1866), "The Idiot" (1869), "Demons" (1872) and "The Brothers Karamazov" (1880). Arrested as a dissident at the age of 28, Dostoevsky was nearly executed by a firing squad but a last minute reprieve by Tsar Nicholas spared him.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -- G.K. Chesterton.
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