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  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    One of the most fascinating psychological struggles of the modern world revolves around the competing tension between existential philosophy and metaphysical spirituality. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man beautifully encapsulates the extremes of both points of view and provides the listener a front row seat to a battle that still rages...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad. It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposites to those of the toadying 'pushover' protagonist. The motif of the novella is a doppelgänger (Russian 'dvoynik'), known throughout the world in various guises such as the...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin's honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him. In her revision of the Garnett translation, Anna Brailovsky has corrected inaccuracies wrought by Garnett's drastic anglicization of the novel, restoring as much as possible the syntactical structure of the original...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Esta es la historia de un parricidio y de cuatro hijos que tenian, cada uno, un motivo para el asesinato: Dmitry el sensual; Ivan el intelectual; Alyosha, el mistico; y el torcido y astuto Smerdyakov. La novela sumerge al lector en un triangulo de amor sordido, una obsesion patologica, y un drama de sala de...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Издание содержит рассказ 'Скверный анекдот' великого русского писателя Федора Михайловича Достоевского (1821-1881). Впервые опубликован в журнале «Время» в 1862 году. Рассказ написан в сатирическом ключе, с элементами гротеска. Волей случая чиновник высокого ранга Пралинский попадает на свадьбу своего подчиненного Пселдонимова. Желая показать широту своих взглядов, Пралинский...read more

  • Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky

    Dostoyevsky's famous and well-regarded 1880 novel The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of bitter family rivalries. Three brothers live in a small, typical Russian town. Their father, a selfish, cunning, lascivious figure with little love for them, tries to maintain his control over them and anyone who comes within his orbit. The roots of dissent, unhappiness, hope, ambition and desire run deep in this community as everywhere, and Dostoyevsky brings them to the fore with an unexpected death. The atmospheric spell of this great work of Russian literature is maintained throughout by a masterly reading by Tim...read more

  • Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky

    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov's inner...read more

  • Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky

    Prince Lef Mikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but wilful Nastasio Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic...read more

  • Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first of Dostoevsky's cycle of great novels, which would culminate with his last completed work, The Brothers Karamazov, shortly before his...read more