Nabokov on Dostoyevsky,
Dislike him. A cheap sensationalist, clumsy and vulgar. A prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. Some of his scenes are extraordinarily amusing. Nobody takes his reactionary journalism seriously.
- The Double. His best work, though an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol's "Nose."
- The Brothers Karamazov. Dislike it intensely.
- Crime and Punishment. Dislike it intensely. Ghastly rigmarole.