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* MisaimedFandom: Dostoevsky has always attracted a wide readership of atheists, nihilists, and others with whom he himself would have vehemently disagreed. It's usually not so much that the author's intentions are unclear--he was pretty {{Anvilicious}}--but many such readers simply find that his various StrawAtheist and StrawNihilist characters actually make more compelling arguments for their worldviews than the Orthodox Christians whom we're supposed to side with! (Also see the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff entry above.)

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* MisaimedFandom: Dostoevsky has always attracted a wide readership of atheists, nihilists, and others with whom he himself would have vehemently disagreed. It's usually not so much that the author's intentions are unclear--he was pretty {{Anvilicious}}--but many such readers simply find that his various StrawAtheist and StrawNihilist characters actually make more compelling arguments for their worldviews than the Orthodox Christians whom we're supposed to side with! (Also see the DracoInLeatherPants and GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff entry entries above.)


* MisaimedFandom: Dostoevsky has always attracted a wide readership of atheists, nihilists, and others with whom he himself would have vehemently disagreed. Aside from being a testament to his skill and appeal as a fiction writer, many such readers find that his various StrawAtheist and StrawNihilist characters actually make more compelling arguments for their worldviews than the Orthodox Christians whom we're supposed to side with! (Also see the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff entry above.)

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* MisaimedFandom: Dostoevsky has always attracted a wide readership of atheists, nihilists, and others with whom he himself would have vehemently disagreed. Aside from being a testament to his skill and appeal as a fiction writer, It's usually not so much that the author's intentions are unclear--he was pretty {{Anvilicious}}--but many such readers simply find that his various StrawAtheist and StrawNihilist characters actually make more compelling arguments for their worldviews than the Orthodox Christians whom we're supposed to side with! (Also see the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff entry above.)

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* MisaimedFandom: Dostoevsky has always attracted a wide readership of atheists, nihilists, and others with whom he himself would have vehemently disagreed. Aside from being a testament to his skill and appeal as a fiction writer, many such readers find that his various StrawAtheist and StrawNihilist characters actually make more compelling arguments for their worldviews than the Orthodox Christians whom we're supposed to side with! (Also see the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff entry above.)


* AmericansHateTingle: There's some Russians that consider Dostoevsky to be overrated by the rest of the world. A notable example is Creator/VladimirNabokov, who stated in the preface of his anthology of Russian Literature that he didn't found a single page of Dostoevsky worthy of inclusion.


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* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: There's some Russians that consider Dostoevsky to be overrated by the rest of the world. A notable example is Creator/VladimirNabokov, who stated in the preface of his anthology of Russian Literature that he didn't found a single page of Dostoevsky worthy of inclusion.

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* AmericansHateTingle: There's some Russians that consider Dostoevsky to be overrated by the rest of the world. A notable example is Creator/VladimirNabokov, who stated in the preface of his anthology of Russian Literature that he didn't found a single page of Dostoevsky worthy of inclusion.


* ValuesDissonance: In this regard, Dostoevsky is one of the most famous examples in Russian literature because of his very strong by modern standards nationalist views and explicit anti-Semitism. His anti-semitism is mostly relegated to his non-fiction whereas his fiction hardly ever has it except for the odd non-sequitir.

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* ValuesDissonance: In this regard, Dostoevsky is one of the most famous examples in Russian literature because of his very strong by modern standards nationalist views and explicit anti-Semitism. His anti-semitism is mostly relegated to his non-fiction whereas his fiction hardly ever has it except for the odd non-sequitir.non-sequitur.


* GrowingTheBeard: He was a successful and widely-read author from his first novel onward, but most modern reader note a marked difference in quality between his early works and the stuff he published after his political imprisonment and near-execution. Almost all of the work he's famous for today was published in the second half of his career.

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* GrowingTheBeard: He was a successful and widely-read author from his first novel onward, but most modern reader readers note a marked difference in quality between his early works and the stuff he published after his political imprisonment and near-execution. Almost all of the work he's famous for today was published in the second half of his career.

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* GrowingTheBeard: He was a successful and widely-read author from his first novel onward, but most modern reader note a marked difference in quality between his early works and the stuff he published after his political imprisonment and near-execution. Almost all of the work he's famous for today was published in the second half of his career.


* CastFullOfCrazy: One of the most frequent accusations against Dostoevsky is an overabundance in his works of obviously mentally ill or just unstable characters. This criticism was voiced in the nineteenth century at a time when the ideas of decorum more or less meant that characters with mental issues, physical disabilities, and others were not considered fit subjects for "serious" literature (the problems of middle-class and aristocratic families were) aside from those writing gothic or cheap pulp. Dostoevsky actually broke the barriers.


* AcceptableTargets: Nihilists, especially in combination with atheism and young people with left or liberal views.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Cynicism, atheism and nihilism in his works are usually assigned too flat and obviously bad characters.
* CastFullOfCrazy: One of the most frequent accusations against Dostoevsky is an overabundance in his works of obviously mentally ill or just unstable characters.

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* AcceptableTargets: Nihilists, especially in combination with atheism and young people with left or liberal views.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Cynicism, atheism and nihilism in his works are usually assigned too flat and obviously bad characters.
views. Of course, it's Dostoevsky's skill as a writer that avoids this.
* CastFullOfCrazy: One of the most frequent accusations against Dostoevsky is an overabundance in his works of obviously mentally ill or just unstable characters. This criticism was voiced in the nineteenth century at a time when the ideas of decorum more or less meant that characters with mental issues, physical disabilities, and others were not considered fit subjects for "serious" literature (the problems of middle-class and aristocratic families were) aside from those writing gothic or cheap pulp. Dostoevsky actually broke the barriers.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Readers and audiences noted that Dostoevsky's villains and anti-heroes tend to be way more interesting than the VanillaProtagonist who are the DesignatedHero. Examples include Raskolnikov, Rogozhin, Svidrigailov, Stavrogin, Dimitri Karamazov, Ivan Karamazov and Smerdyakov.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Something that would have annoyed Dostoevsky, given that he's a nationalist who considered Russia the greatest nation in the world, hated America and thought continental Europe sucked[[note]]At least that's what he claimed, in actual practise, he loved Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Cervantes and was one of the few European writers who praised Creator/EdgarAllanPoe[[/note]]. While Dostoevsky was a popular writer in Russia, the literary establishment generally saw him as inconsistent, and they also felt that his really good writings were his early work rather than his famous great novels. It was the French, the Germans, the English and the Americans who in the late-19th and early-20th Century really embraced him as a genius and one of the greatest novelists and writers in history. Likewise, despite his anti-semitism, Dostoevsky was highly popular and influential among Jewish writers and intellectuals like Creator/FranzKafka (who called him "my blood brother"), UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, and Creator/WoodyAllen among others.



* ValuesDissonance: In this regard, Dostoevsky is one of the most famous examples in Russian literature because of his very strong by modern standards nationalist views and explicit anti-Semitism.

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* ValuesDissonance: In this regard, Dostoevsky is one of the most famous examples in Russian literature because of his very strong by modern standards nationalist views and explicit anti-Semitism. His anti-semitism is mostly relegated to his non-fiction whereas his fiction hardly ever has it except for the odd non-sequitir.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Cynicism, atheism and nihilism in his works are usually assigned too flat and obviously bad characters.

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* AcceptableTargets: Nihilists, especially in combination with atheism and young people with left or liberal views.


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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This is a characteristic element of almost every his work because of his love for AntiHero and TheWoobie.


** So, as he specialized in heavy social dramas and describing the life of the very bottoms of Russia at the time, he is also strongly associated with NigtmareFuel in Russians.

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** So, as he specialized in heavy social dramas and describing the life of the very bottoms of Russia at the time, he is also strongly associated with NigtmareFuel NightmareFuel in Russians.


* MemeticMutation: Dostoevsky was one of the first to create a fashion in Russian literature for profound, religious and philosophical works. In this regard, he is also TropeMaker for this.

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Dostoevsky was one of the first to create a fashion in Russian literature for profound, religious and philosophical works. In this regard, he is also TropeMaker for this.this.
** So, as he specialized in heavy social dramas and describing the life of the very bottoms of Russia at the time, he is also strongly associated with NigtmareFuel in Russians.

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* MemeticMutation: Dostoevsky was one of the first to create a fashion in Russian literature for profound, religious and philosophical works. In this regard, he is also TropeMaker for this.

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