By Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky
The note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the tough notes of her long memories, unfinished on the time of her dying, all in her personal hand-writing, and copies of her husband’s letters to her from 1866 to 1881, have been present in August 1922.
The Diary is a big quantity of approximately four hundred pages, released within the unique Russian through the relevant documents in 1923. either note-books relate to the time while the Dostoevskys have been residing out of the country – in Berlin, Dresden and Baden – while the memories used to be meant as an entire personality portrait.
This quantity, first released in 1923, offers such decisions from the entries within the diary, the memories, and correspondence as is efficacious for the higher figuring out of Dostoevsky. It deals impressive insights into his usually opaque character, rather when it comes to his own behavior, his demeanour and personality, and his courting together with his dedicated spouse, Anna Gregorevna.