"Dostoevski is not ..." comments of Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
Saint Petersburg
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Dostoevski is not a great writer, but a rather mediocre one—with flashes of excellent humor, but, alas, with wastelands of literary platitudes in between.
Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Fyodor Dostoevski," Lectures on Russian Literature (1981). "From the point of view of enduring art and individual genius."
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