“Anna was vital in securing his legacy after he died. And it was Anna who was the love of his life. She’s written these Reminiscences of her time with him, and there are so many lovely insights into their relationship and the kind of person he was. She was a stenographer so she wrote in shorthand, which meant she was writing a lot of these notes in real time, with Dostoevsky in the same room. He didn’t know what she was writing, so she was extraordinarily candid—more than you might expect, even from a diary format.” Read more...
The Best Fyodor Dostoevsky Books