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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The narrator could see that she was in a dire financial situation, and he often gave her much more for her pawned items than they were reasonably worth. He considered he was masterly at speaking without words. 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.

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. I assume that was on purpose The male protagonist and his wife are complex characters with dostoevskg personalities.

He also believes that her love is not true unless it comes unmerited: Open Preview See a Problem? The narrator kisses his wife’s feet and promises to be a changed man.

Ari rated it did not like oone Feb 17, The one where I fawned over the hero and his unselfish concern for the dostoesvky he loved? Reading Russian literature is a bit like listening to certain bands – now and again I do it for the first time tbe ages and wonder why I bother with anything else.

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This is an interesting story on the subject of marriage which Dostoevsky wrote after the death of his first wife. The narrator investigates the girl’s background, and finds that she is at the mercy of two greedy aunts. At this point, my knowledge of Dostoevsky is still fairly limited: Now I feel inspired to go back and re-read some of those novels I loved all those years ago.

The Meek One by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1 star ratings)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. She then realizes that she has to return to the narrator, because she has nowhere else to go. The protagonist is a proud, egoistic and chauvinistic. What do I need with your customs, your ways, your life, your govrnment, your faith? The story, then, is narrated by the pawnbroker as he tries to make sense of all that happened. Return to Book Page. There must be this undeniable depth that – to my shame – I haven’t felt nor penetrated yet.

I used to want to be a Russian lit professor. What need have I now of your laws? There is a lot to read between the lines and the wife’s character is not developed with details. Greed and manipulation are obvious themes in this story, but so too is the narrators complete inability to empathize with his wife.

Thanks for your thoughts and your blog. Books by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: Is it a clean book in terms of content? By the time of The Brothers KaramazovDostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers.

He was educated at home and at a private school.

Avresti raccontato tutto soltanto a me, come a dostoevsk amico: Refresh and try again. Almost a charity case for him. Julian Harper rated it did not like it Dec 15, Sorrisi da sciogliere come enigmi, non solubili.


Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Refresh and try again. J G rated it did not like it Thf 03, Their feelings range from sorrow, disgust, confusion and revolt.

Dostoyevsky knows what it’s like to be on the other end, far away from morality and sanity. The narrator slowly develops an interest in the girl. Weltschmerz rated it did not like meej Nov 16, Lovecraft — Stories, Part 1. His wife is the “gentle spirit” of the book’s title, much younger than he is dosteovsky perhaps a little naive in her expectations of him, but beyond that we discover little about her.

The Meek One

His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction. Whereas at the beginning she would have welcomed this display of love, after everything she’s been through it mmeek frightens her and drives her away from him.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a year old widow. The judge will shout: This short story is fantastic, a perfect recreation of its narrator’s crazed, despairing state of mind. Anna suggests this to enhance the meel The Modern Library,xi-xxvi. I guess that is what happens when you alienate yourself from people: He was educated at home and at a private school. His conclusions are ridiculous, but the self-centered, pride-centered reasoning by which he reaches those conclusions sounds uncomfortably familiar.