In these stories, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer White Nights; A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man. A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little book, translated by Alan Myers, collects three of. This volume contains Dostoevsky’s short story “The Meek One: A Fantastic Story” aka “A Gentle Creature: A Fantastic Story”. It was translated by Ronald Mayer in.

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Are they really meek? Ippolit begins to doubt the possibility of resurrection: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Return to Book Page. But he falls asleep instead and dreams of an alien planet where human beings exist in a prelapsarian state, perfectly innocent, free and beautiful, without lies or oppression or violence. The male protagonist and his wife are complex characters with layered personalities. Jul 09, Amira Bousdjira rated it it was amazing Shelves: I Like some other tales of Dostoevsky, A Gentle Creature has been eclipsed by his more monumental works.

The Unpublished Dostoevskyvol. A dearth of communication and disagreements about how the pawnshop should be run eventually result in arguments, though the narrator insists that they gentls quarreled.

What memories there are! In the notebooks for the novel as well as in the novel itself the “Rothschild motif” appears once more in craeture ambitious dream of Arkadii Dolgorukii: The narrator enjoys having power over the girl. There is a lot to read between the lines and the wife’s character is not developed with details.


A Gentle Creature is a repudiation of this idea. No, he wants to feel superior to her. A love affair of sorts develops, and he puts her to a test by eavesdropping on her. Thanks for your thoughts and your blog. I remember faint, selective outlines of the teachers who were nice to me. The piece comes with the subtitle of “A Fantastic Story”, and it chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop.

A Foray Into Science Fiction. Greed and manipulation are obvious themes in this story, but so too is the narrators complete inability to empathize with his wife. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Portrait of Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov, What can one possibly convey in 48 pages chronicling the life of an ordinary forty-one years old scrupulous pawnbroker with a poor wife, all of sixteen? In the Adolescent’s words, he used to “recreate life in a new and different way” peresozdaval zhizn’ na inoi lad.

Dostoyevsky returned to St.

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky does not tell us which of the complex drives of his hapless hero will ultimately triumph. It is Gania Ivolgin’s ambition to become the “King of the Jews,” i. I read Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Crearure which deals with similar theme right after reading this one. He wrongly blames himself for ventle getting home sooner, as if somehow stopping her would of prevented a second attempt.


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Her final action is her response to her husband’s egoism which is called by him “cheap egoism”. The judge will shout: He goes out to get their passports, and returns to find that she jumped out the window clutching her icon and died.

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Dostoevsky notes in the “Preface” that when his hero arrives at the truth, “Toward the end even the tone of the story changes as compared with the general untidiness of its beginning” p. It is stressed that he is infinitely mistrustful and vain.

I enjoy constructing my present in accord with things now irrevocably past and gone, and I often drift like a shadow, morose and sad, without need or purpose, through the streets and alleyways of Petersburg. I love Russian literature. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Whose fault is it that he hasn’t a heap of gold imperials and napoleon-d’ors?