Malcolm V. Jones on The Brothers Karamazov

Malcolm V. Jones, in his introduction to Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, asks the question: why is The Brothers Karamazov considered a classic? He lists several reasons, but one sentence struck me:

Indeed, not least of the novel’s claims to classic status is that it has continued, it seems, to stimulate and to find an echo in every significant intellectual development to have gripped the western mind since its appearance.

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