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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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This short oone is about an extremely proud and materialistic forty-one year old pawnbroker and a sixteen year-old girl. By the tge he does realise his mistake and declare his love for her, it is too late and too extreme – after months of not speaking to her at all, he suddenly throws himself at her feet and tells her everything. Gli uomini solo soli sulla terra, ecco la sciagura! That year he joined a group of utopian socialists.

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

There are some critics that take it a wee bit far, and seem to speak of their own unfulfilled desires as I mentioned in ghe post that turned into a rant about literary criticism. I am not quite sure what I disliked the most. I have vivid impressions in my mind that may last forever — scenes from The Idiot and Crime and Punishment that stole my imagination while I read.

There’s noone – that’s the awful thing! Could a young Teen read this? This short is no exception. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. No trivia or quizzes yet.


A Gentle Creature

The pawnbroker learn from his job that meej 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. The narrator spares no expense for his wife’s medical care, and she slowly recovers.

Those mere descriptions bore me. A dearth of communication and disagreements about how the pawnshop should be run eventually result in arguments, though the narrator insists that they never quarreled. Comments make me happy! This is also typical in Dostoevsky novels—people tend to get tuberculosis and die. He simply closes his eyes again, and he is convinced that he conquered her with his dostlevsky to accept death.

Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s ” A Gentle Creature ” He reminds me of several of Dostoyevsky’s materialist characters. Dostoyevsky returned to St. At the point in the story where she contemplates killing him, their marriage is doomed beyong repair. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College. Ahmed Ibrahim rated it did not like it Jun 23, Solo lui rende banale, super-interpretativa ogni spiegazione.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. A Dostoevsky I would not recommend anyone to begin with. No, he wants to feel superior to her. Five Minutes Too Late In this short book, though, the style worked very well, and although I didn’t really understand either character very well, they felt real to me. 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 d Crap from first to last page.


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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

What is this about? Nov 21, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: The Modern Library,xi-xxvi.

Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

dosfoevsky Perhaps Dostoevsky is saying that after cutting himself off from people in this way for so many years, he was unable to achieve intimacy with another human being. The narrator finds himself making an offer, which the girl accepts as being the lesser of two evils.

It follows a man that convinces a xostoevsky to marry him, and then gives her the silent treatment as a way to endear her to him, which obviously backfires. By the time of The Brothers KaramazovDostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers. The narrator and his wife return home. View all 4 comments.