Synopsis by Alice Day
In this examination of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, which is considered by many to be the first modern novel, actors perform scenes from the book as scholars dissect the psychodrama. Modern World - Ten Great Writers: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky offers an in-depth analysis of this and other works of the Russian novelist, including Notes From the Underground and Memoirs From the House of the Dead. Professor John Jones of Oxford discusses the introspective viewpoint of Dostoevsky, and comments on other aspects of his work.
literature, writer, literary-criticism, writing, career-retrospective