. . . a narrative of such compelling precision, thoroughness and insight as to give the reader a sense not just of acquaintanceship, but of complete identification with Dostoevsky, of looking through his eyes and understanding with his mind.--Helen Muchnic, Boston Globe This is unquestionably the best account we have of Dostoevsky in his time.--Donald Fanger, The New Republic . . . will rightly be considered one of the finest achievements of American literary scholarship.--Ren Wellek, Washington PostFrank, Joseph is the author of 'Dostoevsky The Stir of Liberation 1860-1865' with ISBN 9780691014524 and ISBN 0691014523.