Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dostoevsky and Eichenberg


The Idiot
A Novel in Four Parts
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The translation by Constance Garnett
revised and edited for this edition,
with an introduction, by Avrahm Yarmolinsky;
and illustrated with wood-engravings
by Fritz Eichenberg

The Heritage Press, New York (1956)

560 pages, $6.95
(“As is,” small stain on binding)

Image: Frontispiece (click to enlarge)


9 comments:

RUDHI - Chance said...

Interesting picture! Remembers me Rembrandt's Faustus, and Dore's Don Quichotte - and William Michaelian...

William Michaelian said...

Ha! — as a subject, perhaps, but certainly not as an artist....

Doré is one of my favorites.

Rachel said...

Lieber William,

ich liebe die Bücher von Dostojewski, sie stehen alle in meiner Biblithek...

einen schöne Abendstunden für dich,

herzlich, Rachel

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Rachel. He is also one of my favorite authors, a true giant in literature.

ALeks said...

That is fine to hear,one of my favourite authors too,not that my parents were happy about it when I started reading him at my 9th year of exploring the world I was born in.From there I started drawing windmills and Don Quixote de la Mancha,next to Tito my biggest hero!
My whole life became huge fight against the windmills!
Greetings

William Michaelian said...

Don Quixote is one of the great works. And so is fighting windmills....

Chrees said...

The illustration looks very Lenin-esque!

William Michaelian said...

True. Especially the figure standing. Hmm.

Lluvia said...

Interesting.