"The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia aims to provide a convenient and comprehensive guide to Dostoevsky for the undergraduate student and general reader approaching that author for the first time...[L]antz has carried it out lucidly, conscientiously, and comprehensively." - MLR "[A]n impressive distillation of decades of Dostoevsky scholarship." - Times Literary Supplement "[H]ighly recommended for both public and academic libraries. Explanations are not too technical or obtuse and illuminate its subject and the society forming the backcloth for Dostoevsky's great writing. The binding is sturdy and the computer typeface is clear and easy to read. This is a highly recommended and not over-expensive reference acquisition." - Reference Reviews "Unique in format and scope...The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia makes a handy ready-reference tool for academic and large public libraries." - Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin "This one-of-a-kind reference can almost be read front to back; it is that compelling...By revealing the empathetic roots of Dostoevsky's writing, Lantz makes this eminent author more accessible to all of us. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries." - Library Journal, Starred Review
About the Author
Kenneth Lantz is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Toronto. His previous books include F.M. Dostoevsky: A Writer's Diary (1994), and Chekhov: A Reference Guide (1985).