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As always, Dostoyevsky’s characterisation is superb. I was so relieved not only because I managed to read it, but also because it is one of those books that I have been trying to fill this review box ever since I finished dosfoievski book. Lost, in a strange place, against a barrier. I mostly disliked him, but I grew to like him more towards the end.

To be concise, I found The Idiot to be a rambling mess. His social ineptitude, his lack of imagination, his literal-mindedness, his prejudices – all of that might be fitting the time and place where he lives, but it is not objectively good. My favorite character was Aglaya Ivanovna. Tal vez, lo atribuyo a los traductores que hacen que la lectura del libro que sea fluida.

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He examines things for depth and poignance that actually left me shaking. And for those of you who care about translations: All of them act erratically, often to the point that they are unrecognizable one scene to the next. Also, all the women are bonkers. On the day of marriage she elopes to be with Rogozhin.


But he remains silent, ignoring even his most cherished child, the one he sacrificed for all fiodo others, – Doostoievski. He has no sense of social class – he could talk in the same way with servants or master, grownups or children.

El idiota / The Idiot

Was it worth it? They discuss Russian history and the Russian concept of suffering, and how these were adroitly parsed among the characters. And I truly subjected myself to several good harangues.

This enormous amount of space dedicated to side issues is especially perplexing when one considers that major plot developments are, by contrast, introduced willy-nilly without much ado—such as when Prince Myshkin simply announces, in the midst of a major scene, that he has inherited a large sum of money.

Seeing General Epanchin retired, his wife has the same name as our “hero,” maybe some kind of relation?

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When does the book start to get really interesting? I found myself teary, laughing, distressed, full of hatred, scared, angry, and sad on behalf of the prince. And can an honest man survive in society – to be precise, Russian society in the 19th century. The reason is that I always read Librivox audiobooks because they are all free, the only snag is while some are great, others are not.

Myshkin is aloof and uninterested.

How do I review a Russian literature classic? Don Quixote has a mission.

His blend of Christian idikta on the one hand combined with nihilistic fatalism on the other speaks to me in a way no other writer ever has and in a way that feels very contemporary and relevant still.

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And you suffer so much when others laugh at your inadequacies. What is the ultimate feeling, closing the book after days of frenzied engagement with the characters? Myshkin floats in upper class meaninglessness. I’m sure I’m not the only reader who felt cheated there. About corrupting love and the fear of love.

When she says she wants to become an educator, to DO something, she shows the spirit of future entrepreneurship, including women in active life.

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Myshkin is far from being the only character of interest, several characters spring to vivid, vibrant life whenever they appear, especially the two ladies Myshkin has so much trouble with. On his return to Moscow he finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth and become involved in a love triangle.

Prince Myshkin, 26, arrives in St.

From the turmoil of the s emerged Notes from the Undergrounda psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky’s artistic and creative development. And he goes just like a lamb to the slaughter. Is it worth reading though? The primary basis for the lead female in this book, “Natasha Filippovna,” was Polina Suslova with whom Fee-Yo had a relationship while his first wife was sick with consumption.