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Preview — Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law—if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychologica ...more
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What I remember is being fascinated by Dostoevsky’s brilliant understanding of human nature. I remember thinking what a deep study this book was; an incredible examination of a man who commits murder and how he is “punished” for it.
I remember ...more
6.0 Stars. One of my All Time Favorite novels. In addition to being one of the first works of Classic Literature that I suggest when asked for recommendations from others, this story holds a special place in my heart as it was the story, along with Moby Dick, that began my love of the “classics” for which I will always be grateful. So often we are forced to read the great works of literature for school or at times not of our choosing and I think it tends to lead to a lifelong aversion to them.. ...more
I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately. Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment—three years in which I’ve read some outstanding literature, joined Goodreads and written just over 100 reviews of the books I’ve journeyed through—Dostoevsky’s novel still resides on it’s throne as my personal favorite novel. No other web of words, brushstrokes or music melody has ever st ...more
Who else could keep me up and awake night after night, even though I promise myself every morning to go to bed at a decent hour?
Who else can create such authentic human emotions that I feel I'm experiencing all of them myself?
Who else would make me subject my kids to dinners of grilled cheese sandwiches, scrambled eggs, or frozen waffles just to spend more time with you?
There is no one else. Only you.
First, I have a confession to make: I got two thirds of the way through and skimmed the rest. Well, worse than that: I flipped through and got the gist, but such is the ...more
Crime and Punishment is the story of a crime and its eventual punishment. That's it. End of review. Or not. It's really the story of a crime, followed by more crime, with a sprinkling of just a bit more crime, and then finished off with a tad of punishment. The m ...more
--Damn! I felt Raskolnikov's anxiety. I resented his mother when he did and I loved her when he did. I felt sick at the thought of Luzhin or Svidrigailov getting their hooks in dear Dunya (shout out to Dunya!) I wanted Porfiry to just accuse him, already! I guess I'm saying that Dostoevsky managed to make a very real character that I believed enough to mentally and physically align myself with while reading. This is what ultimately kept me turning the ...more
دستويفسكي عبقري , فذ في ولوج المناطق الوعرة للنفس الإنسانية و إبرازها بسهولة.
شخصيات رواياته مبالغ فيها, يتعمد أن يضفي عليها مسحة ساخرة ب"لخبطتها" , سواء في ملامحها أو أسلوبها.
إنها تلك السخرية المرَة من المعاناة و البؤس الشديد الذي نراه من حولنا مقابل فئة قليلة تنعم برفاهية باذخة لا منطقية.
إنها السخرية الناتجة عن عدم القدرة علي فهم الحكمة من وجود هذا البؤس , و العجز عن تغييره.
لكن بجمعه متناقضات في الشخصية, تصير الشخصية صادقة و قريبة إلي القار ...more
So true, so true.
That is, until reading this book.
I'm not a communist, nor do I think very highly of Russia, what with their tundras, meltdowns, and backwards R's. Not to mention their furry hats. I get it, it's cold, but really, you just look goofy in that hat. Did you ever see that episode of Cops-In Moscow? Exactly.
I also think people who think that Dostoevsky is the gr ...more
It was turn of May and June and I was supposed to be preparing to my exams . And was a bit bored. Maths, history , geography . Like I said , tedium. And then decided , for a change , to read something else . And so Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky entered into my reading life.
If you’re expecting insightful analysis , thought provoking appraisal of Crime and Punishment , you may as well stop reading now. What could I say what hadn’t been said already ? What would you want to know ?
Would you want ...more
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Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I’m bullshitting myself, morally speaking?
~ DFW, imitating FMD
While "Brothers Karamazov" is Dostoevsky’s longest, but also best, most subtle, and complex work, Crime and Punishment and "Notes from Underground" are shorter, easier to read, and more entertaining. This is not to p ...more
NO, this time it gets five!!!
Where to start? With the easy stuff. The narration by by Anthony Heald was superb. Some characters cough, some characters have a special evil laugh. Attention was taken to deliver a stupendous performance. I felt I was at a theater. This is a case where the narration is the icing on a de ...more
ركزت الرواية على العقاب النفسي و الإجتماعي
الرادع الذي يلحق بـ(المجرم) جنبا الى جنب مع العقاب المادي
كما يعتقد ديستوفسكي
و لكن في خضم عرضه المتعاطف ذاك ، غاب عنه التعرض الموضوعي لتلك النفوس التي طبعت على الإجرام
و التي لا يعنيها من قريب او بعيد تلك النماذج التي ذكرها ها هنا في روايته تلك
Crime and Punishment is one of those quintessential classics that every reader of literature knows they must read at some point in their life. There is a clear reason for this, for Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest novels of its type in existence that I have encountered.
There are certain types of authors who seem to understand various issues better than others. Charles Dickens for instance, is the example of an author who understands the pressures of life and the ways in which society ...more
راستش نمیتوانم کتاب را بد یا خوب بنامم
اگر بد بود چگونه توانستم کتاب را تا آخر بخوانم
من که تجربه پرت کردن کتاب یک عاشقانه آرام نادر ابراهیمی پس از خواندن ده صفحه را داشتم
و اگر خوب بود چرا از لذت خواندنش مست نمیشدم؟
از آن دسته کتاب هایی نبود که بعد خواندنش، بگم که درونم مملو از دانستن و بار سنگینی بر دانسته های قبلی ام افزوده شد اما چیزی فوق العاده از استاد داستایوفسکی یاد گرفتم
سعی در دیدن چیزها، ورای ظاهر عادی شان
کتاب سبکی کاملا متف ...more
The novel depicts the journey of Raskolnikov, the main protagonist. After l ...more
روايه تصلح لكل مجتمع ولكل ثقافة ولكل زمان
روايه تصف الانسان ايا كانت جنسيته او معتقده
روايه تضعك فى مواقف إنسانيه مختلفه وتخبرك بما ستعانيه
عندما تقرأ هذا العمل ستشعر بالدهشه البالغه من دستويفسكى وقدرته الغريبه على تقمص نماذج انسانيه مختلفه ووصفها بهذه الدقه البالغه
In Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky stabs you at the beginning, sticks his finger in the wound and twists it slowly for the rest of the novel. I ...more
FOR ME, this was a bizarre, very dark, sometimes tedious and even disturbing book.
It begins as RAS plans and ultimately commits a grotesque (view spoiler)[double (hide spoiler)] murder (with a borrowed ax) of a wicked old lady pawnbroker. As the story evolves, we get to see RAS' many faces, illnesses, his extreme poverty and experience his emotional roller coaster of feelings as he slowly passes through each stage resulting from h...more
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Dostoevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death ...more