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My Selection — Excerpt from White Nights

A short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky(1848 originally published)

photo by William J Spirdione of 1981 fourth printing,progress publishers, Moscow(English translation from the Russian)

In the 1980’s, I, like so many Americans was staunchly anti Soviet. My love for Dostoyevsky (b.1821 Moscow Russia–d.1881 Saint Petersburg Russia) drove me to buy this book anyway. His work includes writing 12 novels, four novellas, and many essays, work as a journalist,publishing and editing…

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