On honest literature and genuine creation (and Raskolnikov)
Crime and Punishment
Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly column from our friend Adam Andrews. The column is called “Ex Libris with Adam Andrews,” and we begin with Dostoevsky.
When friends ask me what my favorite novel is, I tell them, “That’s easy. Crime and Punishment. Or Anna Karenina. Depending upon which one I read last.” As a teacher at a great books college, my job demands much reading of literature. It is a task I happily embrace. Accordingly, I have read many of