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A Gentle Creature and Other Stories By F. M. Dostoevsky

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by F. M. Dostoevsky

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In the stories in this volume, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality and also his own ambiguous attitude to utopianism, themes central to many of his great novels.

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories Summary

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories: "White Nights", "A Gentle Creature", "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" by F. M. Dostoevsky

In the stories in this volume Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality and also his own ambiguous attitude to utopianism, themes central to many of his great novels. In White Nights the apparent idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from 'living life'. Despite his sentimental friendship with Nastenka, his final withdrawal into the world of the imagination anticipates the retreat into the 'underground' of many of Dostoevsky's later intellectual heroes. A Gentle Creature and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man show how such withdrawal from reality can end in spiritual desolation and moral indifference and how, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated individual can be resolved only by the rediscovery of a sense of compassion and responsibility towards fellow human beings. This new translation captures the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing, while the introduction examines the stories in relation to one another and to his novels.

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories Reviews

"World Classics' bringing together of "A Gentle Creature" with two other important stories enables Dostoevsky students to explore some themes that are increasingly important to our own time."--Nina Peliken Straus, Purchase College


"World Classics' bringing together of "A Gentle Creature" with two other important stories enables Dostoevsky students to explore some themes that are increasingly important to our own time."--Nina Peliken Straus, Purchase College

"World Classics' bringing together of "A Gentle Creature" with two other important stories enables Dostoevsky students to explore some themes that are increasingly important to our own time."--Nina Peliken Straus, Purchase College


"World Classics' bringing together of "A Gentle Creature" with two other important stories enables Dostoevsky students to explore some themes that are increasingly important to our own time."--Nina Peliken Straus, Purchase College


Additional information

GOR002916772
9780192838285
0192838288
A Gentle Creature and Other Stories: "White Nights", "A Gentle Creature", "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" by F. M. Dostoevsky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-02-04
155
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