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Three Short Novels of Dostoevsky

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Hardcover, 346 pages
Published 1960 by International Collectors Library (first published 1959)
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Katie Petersen
Jan 02, 2013 Katie Petersen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the last century, there are as yet few writers who have managed to capture the visceral nature of human experience as well as Dostoevsky. Sweating palms, furrowed brows, shaking knees, eyes welling up with tears, whether from drunkenness, anxiety, or simple psychosis, are all alive and well in these three stories. It all makes you want to curl up on your sofa and call Katya to bring in the samovar. Until of course you realize that the stifling St. Petersburg apartment into which she would bri ...more
Adam Fleming
The Eternal Husband is the best of the three. The Double is overwrought, (okay, I get it that he's got a split personality and that he has to do paperwork...) and Poor Folk was just a grind. I think I've stated my view of Russian writers before: they have 10 months of winter in which to write, and their readers have 10 months of winter in which to read, so extra material is not a bad thing culturally. Descriptions of evening games played at a summer home in The Eternal Husband went on for pages. ...more
Ahmad Zaki
Oct 23, 2013 Ahmad Zaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No doubt that Destoevesky is a brilliant deep writer of all the time. three good translated novellas of his in one book was fun, deep and decorated with bleakness journey.

Poor folk: for which I give 3 stars, is a nice novella based on suffering and fear from the unknown, it was slightly boring for it is written in the form of letters between the two main characters.

The double: I give 4 stars, a brilliant story about psychological degradation, a difficult story though full of confusion, may be th
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Includes The Double, Notes from the Underground, and The Eternal Husband
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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death
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