At the beginning of June 1853, Madame Pouchet died in Rouen when she had a stroke and fell from her horse while riding with her husband, a doctor and zoologist. Gustave Flaubert, who knows the couple, shared the incident with his friend Louise Colet two days later from Croisset, his home, in a letter that he himself mailed on the way to the funeral. He puts particular emphasis on the circumstances under which the deceased returned to her house: “Bouilhet,
The Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky lived excessively and wrote for a large audience. In her memoirs, Anna Dostoyevskaya tells how she brought order into her husband’s life and also developed the mail order book trade.
There are business reasons that brought Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina and the twenty-five-year-old and already famous Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky together in his St. Petersburg apartment in October 1866. The writer urgently needs a stenographer to help him write his novel “The Gambler”. “I felt,” Anna Dostoyevskaya
“They haven’t known each other in their entire lives and when they leave the restaurant, they won’t hear from each other for another four decades, but what do they do, what will they talk about, in those fleeting minutes in the restaurant? About world questions, nothing else: from God and immortality. And those who don’t believe in God? Well, they talk about socialism and anarchism, about changing all of humanity to a new order, and that amounts to the same
Let us remember a man who had great plans for Russia. He had spent his youth in Saint Petersburg, but also formative years in Dresden. His relationship with Europe was complicated, to say the least, some spoke of a love-hate relationship.
The speech is – you guessed it – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
We are of course also talking about Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who did not feel as comfortable on the Elbe as Putin – the women too ugly, the city