Alex Christofi: «Dostoyevsky wrote in such a feverish rush because he was told he could die at any time»

«I think learning about his personal life gives an interesting perspective on a writer that has a reputation for being quite stern and forbidding, or only interested in the head and not the heart. Actually, he was quite sentimental, he had quite an eventful love life, and his personal relationships hugely informed his writing»