Summary The book is the first thorough introduction in Danish to the classic Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's oeuvre. It is published on the occasion of the writer's 200-year anniversary. The book is solidly research-based, but aimed at the common reader as well as students and teachers on almost all levels of the Danish educational system. Readers may use it as a companion to individual works or read it in full as an introduction to a writer who is often wrongly seen as too complicated for non-experts. The author of the book has extensive experience translating Russian literature into Danish, including works by Dostoyevsky, and is a frequent lecturer and public commentator on Russian culture and literature.