Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a great Russian writer in the nineteenth century. Dostoyevsky's works are ted for their exploration of human psychology in the difficult society that he lived in. With classics such as Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, and others, Dostoyevsky remains one of the most translated authors in history. Poor Folk is the first vel written by Dostoyevsky. The action centers around two cousins living in a poor neighborhood.