A very timely reprint of the English translation of Gide's brilliant study of the great Russian novelist. Timely because of Gide's Nobel prize award last year, and the current interest in his J timely also because Dostoevsky's journals are about to appear here in translation for the first time. This is a fine portrait which throws light on both subject and author, and it has been long missed by admirers of either. Gide's mind is at its sharpest, most penetrating and positive and this analysis reveals him at his critical best. It cannot be said that the public for this will be large, but it will be choice and enthusiastic.