Kevin Birmingham on How Dostoevsky Came to Write Crime and Punishment
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode Andrew is joined by Kevin Birmingham, the author of The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece, to tell the story of how Dostoevsky came to write Crime and Punishment.
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Kevin Birmingham is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Most Dangerous Book, which won the PEN New England Award and the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. He has been named a Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education.