Unrivaled in the rare art of portraying the anomalous, the recondite, the essentially symbolic aspects of human conduct and personality with realistically convincing power, Fyodor Dostoevsky stands out as the most severely burdened of all pathological men of genius.
Unquestionably, Fyodor Dostoevsky takes first place among the ‘higher degenerates’ in the history of literature and art.
Letters of Fyodor Dostoevsky. New York: The Macmillan Co.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, a Study. By his daughter Aimée Dostoevsky.