Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky


John [12:24]

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.



Dostoevsky has been a favorite at Middlebury College for students and faculty. This page is devoted to his memory and dedicated to future students of the man many would claim as Russia's greatest novelist.

Since the spring of 1996 students have worked on several projects of interest to those interested in learning more about Dostoevsky and his works.


There is also information on the spellings of Dostoevsky's name in English, some photos of his apartment and grave in St. Petersburg, and syllabi from spring and fall 1996 courses at Middlebury on Dostoevsky.

The quotation from the Gospel of St. John in the New Testament served as the epigraph for the novel, The Brothers Karamazov and is inscribed on Dostoevsky's tombstone at the Aleksandr Nevsky monastery in his beloved St. Petersburg.

Middlebury College
Professor Thomas R. Beyer, Jr.

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