Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment: A Reader's Guide (Cultural Syllabus) (Paperback)
A chapter-by-chapter guide to Dostoevsky's most popular novel that reveals how Crime and Punishment works. Narrative strategy, why the novel is not a whodunit but whydunit, and clear explanations of the novel's ideological debates.
Deborah A. Martinsen was Associate Dean of Alumni Education and Adjunct Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. Past president of the International Dostoevsky Society and former executive secretary of the North American Dostoevsky Society, Martinsen is the author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoevsky's Liars and Narrative Exposure (Ohio, 2003) and co-editor of Dostoevsky in Context (Oxford, 2015).