A Gentle Creature and Other Stories: White Nights; A Gentle by Fyodor Dostoyevsky PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

ISBN-10: 0199555087

ISBN-13: 9780199555086

Translation and notes via Alan Myers
Introduction through W. J. Leatherbarrow

In those tales, Dostoevsky explores either the determine of the dreamer divorced from truth, and in addition his personal ambiguous angle towards utopianism, subject matters important to his nice novels. In White Nights, the obvious idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from "living life." a gradual Creature and The Dream of a daft guy convey how withdrawal from fact can lead to religious desolation in addition to ethical indifference, and the way, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated person can purely be resolved via the rediscovery of a feeling of compassion and accountability towards different people.
No different version brings jointly those particular stories--which are best whilst learn along one another--and the hot translations catch all of the energy and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing at its best.

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