Deborah Martinsen’s Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: A Reader’s Guide, the newest addition to Studies of the Harriman Institute, has been published by Academic Studies Press. The publication of the book was supported by a Harriman Institute Faculty Publication Grant. A roundtable discussion organized by the Harriman Institute and the North American Dostoevsky Society will take place on April 1, 2022, at 4:00. Click for details.
As Robin Feuer Miller writes, “Deborah Martinsen’s elegant Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: A Reader’s Guide has much to offer both first-time and long-time readers of this challenging and starkly relevant novel about a debt-ridden student who succumbs to the ideas in the air, ideas which resemble viruses in their ability to infect. In her spare, concise, clear prose Martinsen unpacks the complexities of the novel and vastly deepens our understanding of it. This work bristles with original insights while also making sophisticated use of a wide range of past and more current work. Her book will become the go-to companion for readers of Crime and Punishment for decades to come.”