RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 13064549 LA English T1 Dostoevsky. A1 Frank, Joseph,, PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton, N.J. YR 1986 SN 0691066523 9780691066523 9780691014524 0691014523 AB "This volume, the third of five in Joseph Frank's widely acclaimed biography of Dostoevsky, begins with the writer's return to St. Petersburg, after a ten-year Siberian exile. Having met with sudden fame as the highly praised young author of Poor Folk in 1845, Dostoevsky was abruptly forgotten after his arrest and exile for political conspiracy. He came back to the capital determined to reestablish his literary reputation. Now as the editor of and writer for two literary journals that joined in the cultural and social ferment of Russia in the early 1860s, Dostoevsky was to discover the themes that would underlie his mature masterpieces. Frank describes the intricate process of the novelist's self-definition, in interaction with all the forces of the "stir of liberation" under Alexander II." --Cover.