Monthly Archives: April 2011

“In short, it was a day of surprisingly converging accidents.”

Demons Part One, Chapter Four, Sections 5-7 by Dennis Abrams “The Lame Girl” concluded. Shatov and Anton visit Lebyadkin’s sister. The apartment, “Everywhere there were crumbs, litter, puddles; a big thick soaking-wet rag lay in the middle of the floor … Continue reading

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“He looked as if he were expecting the destruction of the world, and not just sometime, according to prophecies which might not be fulfilled, but quite definitely, round about morning, the day after tomorrow, at ten twenty-five sharp.”

Demons Part One, Chapter Four, Sections 1-4 by Dennis Abrams Anton Lavrentievich (the narrator) goes to visit Lizaveta bringing Shatov with him. Also in attendance are her mother and Mavriky Nikolaevich, they are all sitting in the drawing room, arguing. … Continue reading

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“He who kills himself only to kill fear, will at once become God.”

Demons Part One, Chapter Three, Sections 8-10 by Dennis Abrams “Someone Else’s Sins” conclusion. The narrator (Anton Lavrentievich G___v) goes in search of Shatov, who is not at home — on his third attempt he runs into Kirillov, who invites … Continue reading

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“I really cannot marry ‘someone else’s sins’!”

Demons Part One, Chapter Three, Sections 5-7 by Dennis Abrams “Someone Else’s Sins” continued. The meeting between Stepan, the narrator, Liputin, and Kirillov is just about to break up. Liputin mentions that Captain Lebyadkin has returned, and has been beating … Continue reading

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“Only one thing puzzles me: you want to build our bridge, and at the same time you declare yourself for the principle of universal destruction.”

Demons Part One, Chapter Two, Sections 7-9; Chapter Three, Sections 1-4 by Dennis Abrams “Prince Harry, Matchmaking” conclusion. Varvara’s love for Darya, “Praskovya Ivanovna had justly called Darya Pavlovna her favorite.” Darya’s education, Stepan as tutor, Stepan as tutor to … Continue reading

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“I’ve rarely met a more flaccid woman, and moreover her legs are swollen, and moreover she’s kind. What could be stupider than someone who is stupid and kind?”

Demons Part One, Chapter Two, Sections 4-6 by Dennis Abrams “Prince Harry. Matchmaking” continued. “Our Prince traveled for more than three years, so that he was almost forgotten in town.” Europe, Egypt, Jerusalem, Iceland. Varvara receives a letter from an … Continue reading

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“Nikolai Vsevolodovich, who was standing apart by himself and whom no one was addressing, suddenly came up to Pavel Pavlovich, seized his nose unexpectedly but firmly with two fingers, and managed to pull him two or three steps across the room.”

Demons Part One, Chapter Two, Sections 1-3 by Dennis Abrams “Prince Harry. Matchmaking.” “There was only one other person on earth to whom Varvara Petrovna was attached no less than to Stepan Trofimovich — her only son, Nikolai Vsevolodovich Statvogin. … Continue reading

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