Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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Because of this, it doesn’t have the grand scale of Dostoevsky’s longer works. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Petersburg in as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiences: They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There’s noone – that’s the awful thing! I also find it interesting that she killed herself not while her husband was abusing her, but when he began to be kind to her again.

The narrator asks questions, changes his mind, berates himself for going too fast or too slow or missing the point, and is always alternating between self-justification and self-flagellation. Fragile Things Groupread, Part 3. I assume that was on purpose The story was inspired by a news report that Dostovesky had read about in Between the years and he served as editor of the monthly periodical Timewhich was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising. If you are the slightest inclined to depression or if you have done anything, however innocent, that you regret – dont read this book.

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A Gentle Creature – Wikipedia

His situation was made even worse by his gambling meeek. What is this about? Even the pawnbroker’s own motives are not very clear – he decided from the start of the marriage to mesk “stern” with her and to withhold love and affection, but the only reason given for this is that it’s what he was used to from his job – a pawnbroker has to be stern with his customers, and not allow himself to be emotionally involved in their plight.

A ridiculous solution to a complicated problem.

Please feel free to leave a reply. The aunts were arranging her marriage to a fat shopkeeper who previously beat both of his ex-wives to death. He was arrested in and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia. A Gentle Creature is a repudiation of this idea. Nov 21, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: He resigned from the army two years later.

E se tu ti fossi innamorata di un altro, va bene, sia pure, sia pure!

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

mfek Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s ” A Gentle Creature ” Quotes from The Meek One. I love Russian literature. His wife has committed suicide: I still have to read Notes from Underground. Dostoyevsky’s father died inmost likely of apoplexy, but it was rumored that he was murdered by his own serfs.


Then after a spoiler thing happens, he realizes she is taking him for gra Dostoevsky is the most sour man ever, who thinks that sending someone on an exile of about ten years, consist of an actual happy ending, therefore, whenever I read him, I make sure to be at kne utmost happy, so he does not drag me into a dark cell. One time, the narrator follows his wife to Efimovich, bringing a revolver. J G rated it did not like it Apr 03, Perhaps Dostoevsky is saying that after cutting himself off from people in this way for so many years, he was unable to dostoevaky intimacy with another human being.

Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Its probably a masterpiece since its Fjodor. His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction. Throughout the entire winter the narrator watches his wife furtively, and a watershed moment happens when she begins to sing in his presence. And you hit lne nail right on the head. Almost a charity case for him. Reading Russian literature is a bit like listening to certain bands – now and again I do it for the first time in ages and wonder why I bother with anything else.

He considered he was masterly at speaking without words.