Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov
For English, language/arts teachers but open to all Pre-K—12 educators
“Foundations” for English, language/arts teachers begin with Dostoevsky’s final—and arguably the best—novel, The Brothers Karamazov. Like Plato’s Republic, The Brothers Karamazov offers a world of timeless ideas and enduring images that represent humanity in both its comic and tragic manifestations. In this epic masterpiece published in 1880, Dostoevsky anticipated—and laid bare—the very heart and soul of modernity, a vision that makes even more sense in our day than it did in its own time.