Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Wiesbaden
Stadt Wiesbaden

Hessen

Kurpark
(Nizzaplätzchen)

Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski

Fëdor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevskiy

Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский
Moscow 1821 - St. Petersburg 1881
Russian writer and essayist
(Wikipedia)
Gabriel Glikman
1996

Wiesbaden /  Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski   Wiesbaden /  Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

Dostoevskij

Signature

ГДГ / 94

Information Sign

Fjodor M. Dostojewski
gestiftet 1996 von der
Spielbank Wiesbaden
anlä▀lich ihrer
225. Geburtstages

Annotation

The statue is a gift from the sculptor.

In 1865 Dostoyevskiy lost during his stay in Wiesbaden three thousand gold rubles in the casino. His publisher would give him another credit only if he would write a new novel in a short time. A month before the closing date Dostoyevsky dictated the young stenographer, Anna Snitkina - his future second wife - the novel "Игрок (The Gambler)" in record time. It was published in 1866 and addressed the passion of gambling and greed in the fictional town of "Roulettenburg".

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°5'2" E 8°14'51"

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