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The shorter works of one of the world's greatest writers, including The Gambler and Notes from Underground
The short works of Dostoevsky exist in the very large shadow of his astonishing longer novels, but they too are among literature's most revered works. The Gambler chronicles Dostoevsky's own addiction, which he eventually overcame. Many have argued that Notes from Underground contains several keys to understanding the themes of the longer novels, such as Crime and Punishment and The Idiot.
Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky includes:
Notes from Underground
A Disgraceful Affair
The Eternal Husband
A Gentle Creature
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
|Series:||Perennial Classics Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.23(d)|
About the Author
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. He died in 1881 having written some of the most celebrated works in the history of literature, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This collection captures much of what makes Dostoevsky one of the world's greatest writers, especially "Notes from Underground," which is without doubt a seminal work in western literature and modern consciousness. Many of the themes in his longer works are found here in nascent and/or shorter form: the alienation of the Individual; the dehumanization of modern man; the struggle against materialism; and the affirmation of the importance of human beings and the primacy of free will and choice in the assertion of our humanity. All big words and ideas carrying the potential for outright dismissal as bombast by our jaded (and trivial) modern world view. Serious readers will not be deterred and will find in this book the wisdom and profound intellectual depth of Russia's greatest writer and one of the World's greatest masters of literature.