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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment & Other Great Novels of Dostoevsky

  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    Am I capable of that? Is that serious? It is not serious at all. It’s simply a fantasy to amuse myself; a plaything! Yes, maybe it is a plaything.”
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what they fear most.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    “Hm . . . yes, all is in a man’s hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that’s an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    He was hopelessly in debt to his landlady, and was afraid of meeting her.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    This was not because he was cowardly and abject, quite the contrary; but for some time past he had been in an overstrained irritable condition, verging on hypochondria. He had become so completely absorbed in himself, and isolated from his fellows that he dreaded meeting, not only his landlady, but anyone at all. He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him. He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so. Nothing that any landlady could do had a real terror for him. But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, and to rack his brains for excuses, to prevaricate, to lie — no, rather than that, he would creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    He was in terrible poverty, yet he took upon himself the payment of his brother’s debts. He started another journal —“The Epoch,” which within a few months was also prohibited. He was weighed down by debt, his brother’s family was dependent on him, he was forced to write at heart-breaking speed, and is said never to have corrected his work. The later years of his life were much softened by the tenderness and devotion of his second wife.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    In the words of a Russian critic, who seeks to explain the feeling inspired by Dostoevsky: “He was one of ourselves, a man of our blood and our bone, but one who has suffered and has seen so much more deeply than we have his insight impresses us as wisdom . . . that wisdom of the heart which we seek that we may learn from it how to live. All his other gifts came to him from nature, this he won for himself and through it he became great.”
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    Though his religious temper led him in the end to accept every suffering with resignation and to regard it as a blessing in his own case,
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    He describes the awful agony of the condemned man and insists on the cruelty of inflicting such torture.
  • Sara Hilalje citiralaпре 7 месеци
    He had shown signs of some obscure nervous disease before his arrest and this now developed into violent attacks of epilepsy, from which he suffered for the rest of his life. The fits occurred three or four times a year and were more frequent in periods of great strain.
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