This edition: Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment
Discussion topics include Dostoyevsky's unique contribution to the novel form, his interest in the obscure or confused motivations of human action, his interest in multiple personality, and his themes of suffering and spiritual regeneration. What is the "idea" behind the novel? Are the main characters of the novel embodied "ideas?" What are the challenges to accepting the "Epilogue", both from an artistic and psychological perspective?
Featured interview: Professor Ed Wasiolek (University of Chicago)