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Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and a Professor in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at Northwestern. His latest book is Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us, cowritten with Morton Schapiro. (July 2021)

Dostoevsky and His Demons

Three biographers take different approaches to the great writer’s life, which often resembled his most fantastic tales.

Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism: Volume 1: In the Beginning, 1821–1845

by Thomas Gaiton Marullo

Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism: Volume 2: The Gathering Storm, 1846–1847

by Thomas Gaiton Marullo

Dostoevsky in Love: An Intimate Life

by Alex Christofi

Lectures on Dostoevsky

by Joseph Frank, edited by Marina Brodskaya and Marguerite Frank

July 1, 2021 issue

Casting Pearls Before Repetilovs

The brief, dashing life of Alexander Griboedov, who wrote the most-performed play in the Russian repertory, married a princess, and died during a bloody uprising in Persia.

Woe from Wit: A Verse Comedy in Four Acts

by Alexander Griboedov, translated from the Russian by Betsy Hulick

The Death of the Vazir-Mukhtar

by Yuri Tynianov, translated from the Russian by Susan Causey and edited by Vera Tsareva-Brauner

The Death of Vazir-Mukhtar

by Yury Tynyanov, translated from the Russian by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush

March 25, 2021 issue

Ilya Repin: Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan, 1885

Truly Terrible

Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish

by Charles J. Halperin

February 27, 2020 issue

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