The Inquiring Reader
Discussing interesting writing and ideas

Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is an immense novel buried beneath layers of disproportionate language and religious symbology that takes place in an unfamiliar 19th century Russian countryside. Though if the 21st century reader makes the effort to dive into its historical context and appreciate Dostoevsky's tough writing for what it is, a remarkable story emerges that explores the ethical and moral questions of injustice, hatred, love, and the fundamentals of human nature.