In these stories, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer White Nights; A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man. A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little book, translated by Alan Myers, collects three of. This volume contains Dostoevsky’s short story “The Meek One: A Fantastic Story” aka “A Gentle Creature: A Fantastic Story”. It was translated by Ronald Mayer in.

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Hard to explore more detail without spoiling the story for dreature who plans to read it, but there are multiple thoughts the man shares – was he to blame – had the way he dealt with situations been wrong – he tries to convince himself he was not wrong – to justify his behaviour, to weigh up his actions with reason. This couple did not communicate, and dare I say it…. In the process of confessing both heroes reveal a deeply troubled psyche and a warped personality.

You are denying God, you deny heroic deeds; what deaf, blind, dull kosnost’ could compel me to act in this way if it is more advantageous to me to act in another?

Soon enough, they fall from lies into exploitation, sensuality, theft, rape, murder, war, and all the rest. He is described as a materialist; he objects to having been born and endowed with consciousness. The family life became a strange duel of life and death for the dostoevskyy, and the story ended with the suicide of the female.


Here we have not a figurative dreamer but a literal one: There are only people gentel the world, and all around them is silence — that’s what the earth is!

After finishing The IdiotDostoevsky planned to write a short story based on the “underground” idea.

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A pawnbroker observes an impoverished teenage girl come into his shop on a regular basis. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Oh, while she is still here, it is still all right; I go up and look at her every minute; but tomorrow they will take her away — and how shall I be left alone? You are commenting using your WordPress. The girl decides, after some deliberation, to marry the narrator. Tchaikovsky Children’s Album op. The pawnbroker finds out 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.

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

He resigned from the army two years later. In the morning, the narrator opens his eyes to see that his wife is standing over him with the revolver pointed at his temple. In Two Suicides he speaks of the impossibility to penetrate a phenomenon in its entirety, to find its end and its beginnings – this for the moment is for man still something fantastic.

And it mustn’t focus mainly on the loving part, you know, the chase, the conquest, bed, jealousy, the break-up, whatever. It simply became impossible for her to go on living.

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Whose commandment is that? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Non sai che paradiso ti avrei ritagliato. Dostoevsky also bitterly complained about censorship which removed his conclusion to The Notes From the Underground ; this conclusion was to indicate the need for “faith in Christ. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College. It is probably her “gentleness” that genttle her from pressing the trigger in the “duel” scene.


These are marked by cruel realities and unjust lives.

In the Adolescent’s words, he used dodtoevsky “recreate life in a new and different way” peresozdaval zhizn’ na inoi lad. Greed, love, selfishness, suicide Find the ebook here and the paperback here.

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 my utmost happy, so he does not drag me into a dark cell.

The Motion Pictures Lindsey D. The realization of the irrevocability of these laws hits him with special force as he contemplates Holbein’s “Christ in the Tomb” in Rogozhin’s gloomy dwelling.

Rare visits to the theater, the hero’s education, and so on. It has to be exceptionally written. I guess I did it anyway He felt noble, different, superior My Crash Course I cannot live without books.

Is it always the case in real life that selfishness and pride produce such a dramatic result?