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CAIRO – 11 November 2017: A renowned figure of literature and a master in portraying real human feelings in fictional novels, Fyodor Dostoyevsky turns 136 on Saturday.
Dostoyevsky is regarded as one of the greatest novelists, displaying a nuanced understanding of human psychology in his major works and enriching literature themes. His works featured analysis of human behavior and society.
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Adopting rebellious social points of view, Dostoyevsky’s writings had an immense influence on many prominent figures, such as German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and André Malraux. The novella "Notes from Underground" is considered one of the first existentialist novels in history.
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Among his most famous works are “Crime and Punishment”, “The Karamazov Brothers”, “The Idiot”, “Notes from Underground” and “The Gambler.”
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