For over 150 years the work of F.M. Dostoevsky has stirred the imagination of readers all over the world.
A master storyteller, he combined a psychologist’s perception with a philosopher’s depth and a political dissident’s suspicion of authority.
After redefining the novel with Notes From Underground in 1864, Dostoevsky continued to redefine the genre with such towering works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. He also made invaluable contributions to the travel narrative, the novella, and the short story. Though criticized for his outspoken and unapologetic nature, Dostoevsky is now universally recognized as one of the most important literary figures of the nineteenth century.
The International Dostoevsky Society was created in 1971 to further the study of this remarkable writer and his work. With regional organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the Society facilitates communication and collaboration among Dostoevsky scholars worldwide. In addition, the Society has published Dostoevsky Studies, a leading journal, almost continuously since 1971.