Crime and Punishment and Singing

October 2, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 1

Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s Crime and Punishment is getting the musical treatment, and though “it does not seem the most likely candidate to provide musical fun for all the family” for a long list of reasons – “heavy drinking, prostitution, a double axe murder and hours of psychological torment” – we’re already planning our trips to Moscow for the premier. This is also a good opportunity to revisit the debate over who’s greater, Dostoevsky or Tolstoy?

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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