Review: First Words: On Dostoevsky’s Introductions

First Words: On Dostoevsky’s Introductions by Lewis Bagby was reviewed in Canadian Slavonic Papers (vol. 58, issue 4.)

What might seem at first like a rather narrow topic becomes, in Bagby’s capable hands, a path into a complex realm of contradictory voices and ideas, ultimately yielding significant new readings of several of Dostoevskii’s most important works ... this exhilarating, wonderfully written and profoundly original book is a very significant contribution to Dostoevskii studies and to scholarship on nineteenth-century Russian literature more generally ... this book will be an invaluable addition to Dostoevskii bibliography for readers, students, and scholars alike
— Kate Holland, University of Toronto, Canadian Slavonic Papers (vol. 58, Issue 4)