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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Portrait of Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov, If there was a school, teaching its pupils to sharpen these knives and slice them victoriously under any skin, anywhere in the world, its Principal most medk be D. The character’s voice is wonderfully spot-on, drawing the reader irrevocably into his anguish.

In Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his year old stenographer. Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor.

As always, please excuse my poor english. Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. It will stick its cold hand into your chest and make an iron fist around your heart, and when you turn the last page you will have a rotten feeling inside that lingers all day. The piece comes with the subtitle of “A Fantastic Story”, and it chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that th his shop. Julian Harper rated it did not like it Dec 15, Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Characterization, inner conflict etc is probably nobel prize level. Muhammad El sla rated it did not odstoevsky it Aug 10, The House of the Deada fictional account of prison life, The Insulted and Injuredwhich reflects the author’s refutation of naive Utopianism in the face of evil, and Winter Notes on Summer Impressionshis account of a trip to Western Europe. The narrator is the owner of a pawnshop, and one of his repeated customers was a young girl of sixteen who always meekk items to earn money to advertise as a governess in the newspaper.


A Dostoevsky I would not recommend anyone to begin with. Memories start to blur, and even denial sinks in. Shortly after the death of his mother in he was sent to St. Almost a charity case for him.

Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: The man offered her a marriage proposal after considering her situation. Actually, I have yet to finish Brothers Karamazov, because I tend to start reading it over a summer and then run out of time. He was silent, especially with his wife.

The Meek One by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1 star ratings)

Elizabeth Young rated it did not like it Nov 05, Taken all together, both the story and its form give a medk portrait of a man driven insane by his own self-obsession. 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.

Its about the spiritual dostoevsk of a 43 year old scumbag that has driven his 16 year old wife to suicide. Quotes from The Meek One. The one where I fawned over the hero and his unselfish concern for the woman mek loved? But I remember the face, the eyes, the jawline, the gait, the twitch, the frown, basically everything of the handful of teachers who turned the best view-finders of my life.

Several days later, the narrator leaves the house to make arrangements for passports.

Quotes from Dostoevssky Meek One. It follows a man that convinces a girl to marry him, and then gives her the silent treatment as a way to endear her to him, which obviously backfires.


The Gentle Spirit

His conclusions are ridiculous, but the self-centered, pride-centered reasoning by which he reaches those conclusions sounds uncomfortably familiar. There are no adorable characters here. This tells me two thing: They retire for the night separately.

From the turmoil of the s emerged Notes from the Undergrounda psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky’s artistic and creative development.

I assume that was on purpose 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 him, the wife that he has recently driven to suicide.

The Meek One

Dostoyevsky ‘s “The Meek One” is a book of the “Underground” poverty and humiliation. This is an interesting story on the subject of marriage which Dostoevsky wrote after the death hhe his first wife.

Nov 21, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: Cosa non ho fatto. This was an unusual read.

One of the most haunting short stories I have ever read. If you are the slightest inclined to depression or if you have done anything, however innocent, that you regret – dont read this book. Whereas at the beginning she would have welcomed this display of love, after everything she’s been through it just frightens her and fhe her away from him.

At the point in the story where she contemplates killing him, their marriage is doomed beyong repair. At this point, my knowledge of Dostoevsky is still fairly limited: He ome he was masterly at speaking without words.