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 man offered her a marriage proposal after considering her situation.

I am not quite sure what I disliked the most. At the point in the story where she contemplates killing him, their marriage is doomed beyong repair. This was an unusual read. What are your laws to me now? There’s noone – that’s the awful thing! Greed and dostoeevsky are obvious themes in hte story, but so too is the narrators complete inability to empathize with his wife. Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. And it mustn’t focus mainly on the loving part, you know, the chase, the conquest, bed, jealousy, the break-up, whatever.

Of course, I may be biased, as Dostoevsky is one of my heroes.

A Gentle Creature – Wikipedia

Taken all together, both the story and its form give a penetrating portrait of a man driven insane by his own self-obsession. I remember faint, selective outlines of the teachers who were nice to me.

E se tu ti fossi innamorata di un altro, va bene, sia pure, sia pure! You cannot always communicate through silence. Krotkayasometimes also translated as ” The Meek One “, is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in Marouan Soudou rated it did not like it May 12, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


He was educated at home and at a private school.

The modern liked unreliable narrator who cannot string two sentences together without it being all about me, me, me. Even the pawnbroker’s own motives are not very clear – he decided from the start of the marriage to be “stern” with her and to withhold love and affection, but the only reason given for this is that it’s what he was used to from his job – a pawnbroker dodtoevsky to be stern with his customers, and not allow himself to be emotionally involved in their plight. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College.

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The Meek One

Lovecraft — Stories, Part 1. Dostoyevsky referred to it as a “meek suicide” that “keeps haunting you for a long time. Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s ” A Gentle Creature ” Elizabeth Young rated it did not like it Nov 05, J G rated it did not like it Apr 03, Shortly after the death of his mother in he was sent to St. Nevertheless nowhere in the text do we see that his intentions were evil or manipulative.

Ari rated it did not like it Feb 17, Women have no originality. PaperbackLittle Black Classics 4457 pages. Because of this, it doesn’t have the grand scale of Mrek longer works. The narrator investigates the girl’s background, and finds that she is at the mercy of two greedy aunts.

The female character’s personality is mostly shaped by her orphan condition, being exploited by relatives. Refresh and try again. The aunts were arranging her marriage to a fat shopkeeper who previously beat both of his ex-wives to death. The House of the Deada fictional account dostoevsku prison life, The Insulted and Injuredwhich reflects the tue refutation of naive Utopianism in the face of evil, and Winter Notes on Summer Impressionshis account of a trip to Western Europe.


Refresh and try again. There’s the pendulum ticking, it doesn’t care, it doesn’t feel sorry for anyone. 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 girl agrees to marry him and tries her best to be a good wife, but this pawnbroker is not satisfied to be merely loved by his wife. Paperback48 pages.

Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

For the film, see A Gentle Creature film. Why has dark inertia shattered that which was dearest of all? He felt noble, different, superior Solo lui rende banale, super-interpretativa ogni spiegazione. It was’t my favorite Dostoyevsky story, but it did keep me reading.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads ghe you keep track of books you want to read. See 1 question about The Gentle Spirit…. Muhammad El sla rated it did not like it Aug 10, His wife is the “gentle spirit” of the book’s title, much younger than he is and perhaps a little naive in her mdek of him, but beyond that we discover little about her.

The narrator is unfazed, at least externally, and his wife continues her visits to Efimovich.