Welcome to [Project D]This blog is devoted to the reading, discussion and study of Dostoyevsky's last four novels: The Idiot, The Demons, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov.
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Fyodor DostoyevskyDostoyevsky in 1872
- Final Thoughts
- “Father and son, fascinating monster and poignant poet, share in the one nature, villain and hero alike. This is the genius of Dostoevsky at full play, almost Shakespearean in its splendor.”
- “There are almost no normative personalities among Dostoevsky’s characters: they are what they will to be, and their wills are inconstant”
- “A silly poem by a silly student who never wrote two lines of poetry in his life.”
- “The truth, unfortunately, is almost always banal.”
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The Brothers Karamazov The Wrap-Up Continues From Victor Terras: “As the hero of Dostoevsky’s first novel, Poor Folk (1846) walks through the streets of St. Petersburg on a cold and rainy day in September, he meets a half-naked, shivering, coughing … Continue reading