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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Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Isabel Hessel rated it did not like it Apr 26, At times, he seems to be trying to save face with the officers, trying diligently to avoid saying anything that might implicate him, while at other times, he tue his heart out, telling the officers everything about his late wife and how he felt about her.
Nov 21, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: Internal weakness, vanity, self-delusion, all of which finally resulting in this “dark inertia” that can prove fatal for us or others. Those mere descriptions bore me.
To be fair if it was much longer I might not have stuck it out – this isn’t rhe reading for me – however I can understand the appeal to others – for me there is too much emotion and self analysis, but I can appreciate the quality of the writing and translation as others may enjoy it.
Petersburg in as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiences: Ari rated it did not like it Feb 17, That – that is an axiom And you hit the nail right on the head. Memories start to blur, and even denial sinks in.
It shows what happens to someone’s psyche when a traumatic event happens. I still count him as one of my favourite writers, though, more on memory than anything else. But it does succeed in its aim – to get inside the head of a pawnbroker as he watches his dead wife laid out on the table in front of te, the wife that he has recently driven to suicide.
The Gentle Spirit
Shortly after the death of his mother in he was dostoevky to St. He was educated at home and dostoevskt a private school. Soltanto uomini soli, e intorno a loro regna il silenzio: Introducing Little Black Classics: Could a young Teen read this? He mistreats the wife whom he claims to adore. What is this about? The narrator’s wife eventually confronts the narrator with the details that she learned from Efimovich: He simply closes his eyes again, and he is convinced that he conquered her with his readiness to accept death.
These are marked by cruel realities and unjust lives.
To ask other readers questions about The Meek Oneplease sign up. Certo, non mi avresti amato… va bene, e allora? One of the most haunting short stories I have ever read. This was an unusual read. Is it a clean book in terms of content?
In Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his year old stenographer. They retire for the night separately.
The piece comes with the subtitle of “A Fantastic Story”, and it chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop. The pawnbroker finds dosotevsky that the girl is an orphan, and that her abusive aunts are determined to marry her off to an obese shopkeeper who wanted a mother for his kids. Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. That same dostpevsky, she becomes ill. So the story is basically the inner thoughts shared with the reader by a middle aged pawn-broker whose young wife has just committed suicide.
Same with the few other writings by the immense Dostoyevsky I’ve read dosroevsky far: If you are the slightest inclined to depression or if you have done anything, however innocent, that you regret – dont read this book. The narrator slowly develops an interest in the girl. It is often assumed that family is a source of consolation or relief from life’s misery elsewhere.
Elizabeth Young rated it did not like it Nov 05, The pawnbroker learn from his job that he needs to be stern with people and not get too emotionally involved, in order for his business to succeed a theme that is also present in Crime and Punishment He is unable to truly love someone and only realizes his mistake too late.
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