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As in many of Dostoyevsky's novels, the plot centers on a murder. Three brothers, different in character but bound by their ancestry, are drawn into the crime's vortex: Dmitri, a young officer utterly unrestrained in love, hatred, jealousy, and generosity; Ivan, an intellectual capable of delivering impromptu disquisitions about good and evil, God, and the devil; and Alyosha, the youngest brother, preternaturally patient, kind, and loving. Part mystery, part profound philosophical and theological debate, The Brothers Karamazov represents the culmination of Dostoyevsky's life's work and ranks among the greatest novels of all time.
Widely considered to be the first existential novella, Notes from Underground presents the diary of a bitter, misanthropic man. The unnamed narrator has, in an act of supreme defiance, withdrawn from society completely. Formerly a civil servant, this “sick” and “wicked” man suffers from incurable ennui and forsakes all interaction. Rallying against what he perceives as human evils, like war, love, and utopianism, he exiles himself from all humanity in favor of exalted loneliness and suffering. Readers bear witness to the friends, lovers, and crippling social pressures of nineteenth-century Russia that made him this way.
Notes from Underground, which preceded masterworks including Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, is among Dostoevsky’s finest works, melding fiction and philosophy.
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Here you will find the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.
- Poor Folk
- The Double
- The Landlady
- Netochka Nezvanova
- The Village of Stepanchikovo
- Uncle's Dream
- The Insulted and the Injured
- The House of the Dead
- Notes from Underground
- Crime and Punishment
- The Gambler
- The Idiot
- The Eternal Husband
- The Adolescent
- The Brothers Karamazov
Dentro, ci sono assassini occasionali e assassini di professione, briganti e capibanda, semplici ladri e vagabondi, maestri del borseggio e dello scasso. Ciascuno ha la sua storia, torbida e pesante come il risveglio dopo l’ubriachezza, quando i fumi del vino non sono ancora svaniti. Generalmente, i forzati parlano poco del loro passato, non amano raccontarlo e fanno di tutto per dimenticarlo. Il loro passato si riflette nel loro presente.
Aleksandr Petrovic Goriancikov, il protagonista di Sepolti vivi non lo dimentica. Anzi ne fa un reportage accurato che rivela un mondo sconosciuto. Molti suoi compagni di sventura muoiono, alcuni impazziscono, pochi sopravvivono. Anche molte ombre sopravvivono, e lo accompagnano ogni giorno. Non lo lasciano mai da solo. Sono le sue compagne.L'ennesimo capolavoro di Fëdor Dostoevskij