Poor Folk and Other Stories
It takes place in a world of office , lodging-house and seamstress's rooms and consists of an impoverished love affair in letters between a copy clerk and a young girl who lives opposite him. Of the other stories in this volume T...more
The form of this (pretty short) work is a set of letters between two people - an older man employed as a copyist a fairly low role within the burgeoning Russian civil service and an impoverished ...more
"yet when I read this one, it's as though I had written it myself, just as if, in a manner of speaking, I had taken my own heart, exactly as it is, and turned it inside out so that people could see what was in it..."
I don't like epistolary novels. But this one completely surprised me. It's sort of a love story between the old copy clerk Makar and the young Varvara, who lives across Makar's apartment. These 2 were both poor. Abjectly poor. And yet it's interesting how they support each ...more
The characters were a bit more normal, and probably more simple than your average Dostoyevsky characters. They had either mismanaged their finances in the name of their love and devotion (Makar), or had become ...more
رسائل يتبادلها الرجل المسن ماكار ديفوشكين و الآنسة فارفارا التي وجدت نفسها بحاجة له و لحمايته محتوى الرسائل يدور حول أمورهم اليومية و ما يواجههم في الحياة من صعوبات بسبب عوزهم في المسكن و الملبس و كيف يجود كل منهم على الأخر المال بالرغم من حاجته ، نهاية الرسائل فاجأتني و أعجبت بشخصية ماكار الرقيقة و الطيبة جداً ...more
Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death ...more