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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He uses the marriage as a chance to be loved, idolized and respected by someone, which would ultimately erase a humiliating and cowardly past of his life. Metropolitan Antonii Khrapovitsky”Slovar’ k tvoreniam F. Gli uomini solo soli sulla terra, ecco la sciagura! This suicide actually envies the unconscious existence of animals, of cows, for instance and it is true that animals don’t get alienated. Several days later, the narrator leaves the house to make arrangements for passports. Grishin seems to identify it with loneliness.

Because of this, it doesn’t have the grand scale of Dostoevsky’s longer works.

Dostoevsku love affair of sorts develops, and he puts her to a test by eavesdropping on her. The man offered her a marriage proposal after considering her situation. Portrait of Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov, This shock was provided by the newspaper account in the first part dstoevsky April,of the suicide of a poor seamstress, Maria Borisova, who threw herself out of a window, clutching an icon in her hands.

One time, the narrator follows his wife to Efimovich, bringing a revolver. The pawnbroker learn from his job that he needs to be stern with people and not get too emotionally involved, in order for his business to succeed a craeture that is also present in Crime and Punishment He is unable to truly love someone and only realizes his mistake too late.


The Gentle Spirit by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The story is narrated by the pawnbroker husband. She also unnamed is sixteen years old, an orphan, and living in abject poverty with her two abusive aunts. Retrieved from ” https: The judge will shout: The character’s voice is wonderfully spot-on, drawing the reader irrevocably into his anguish. He listens in delight to a verbal duel between his wife and Efimovich, at whom she laughs; and eventually he bursts in and reclaims his wife.

I have to agree with Elena.

His wife has apparently died, as he makes repeated references to her being laid out on a table, presumably lifeless. She also unnamed is sixteen years old, an orphan, and living in abject poverty with her two abusive aunts.

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.

Taken all together, both the story and its form give a penetrating portrait of a man driven insane by his own self-obsession. No, he wants to feel superior dowtoevsky her. The narrator’s marriage started out cordially enough, but his miserly and reserved ways are taxing to his young wife.

Same with the few other writings by the immense Dostoyevsky I’ve read so far: I used to want to be a Russian dostoevvsky professor. But in Arkadii Dolgorukii’s rejection he casts implicit blame on the socialist ideal, declaring that he does not care what happens in the future if he is “not to get odstoevsky love, nor future life, rceature recognition of my feat. Is it a clean book in terms of content? He rejects happiness because of the impending inevitable anni- Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor.


The narrator is the owner of a pawnshop, and one of his repeated customers was a young girl of sixteen who always pawns items to earn money to advertise as a governess in the newspaper.

A Gentle Creature

He brings up the “harmony of the whole from which human consciousness derived dpstoevsky and refuses to accept this dostoevxky which he does not understandto “accept life and to agree to live. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College. In our time this concept could be perhaps described as entropy, the unavailable energy. Maybe if they talked about it….?? One of the first manifestations of the moneylender’s mentality appears in The Idiot.

He starts flirting with her, and allows her to pawn some things that would normally be worthless.

Taken all together, both the story and its form give a penetrating portrait of a man driven insane by his own self-obsession. There are no adorable characters here. In the final version he only quotes from the poem imprecisely: Is it always the case in real life that selfishness and pride produce such a dramatic result?

Dostoevsky v rabote nad romanom Podrostok ,” F. In fact, their estrangement suits her because it ensures her spiritual freedom. Rather than let her go.