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Poor Folk - The Gambler

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FICTION POOR FOLK and THE GAMBLER BY FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY -- FYODOR MIKHAILOVICH DOSTOEVSKY, born at Moscow on 30th October 182 I . Sent to penal settlement at Omsk in 1849 for revolutionary activities released in I 8 54. Resumed literary work, and died on 28th January 1881. -- THESE two examples of Dostoevskys art are sketches set in widely differing frames. The one concerns ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Greenslet Press (first published October 1st 1956)
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Bill Galen
Still pond, crystal clear, / Dew falling onto the turf. / Inner child childhood.[return]Random musings . . .[return]For ye have the poor with you always . . . well, you can take that as gospel.[return]Les Miserables, the prequel . . . some same, some not.[return]You can't fix stupid . . . that's it.[return][return]Ron White hits the mark on Dostoevsky's Poor Folk: "You can't fix stupid. There's not a pill you can take; there's not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever."[return][return]Barbara ...more
I read a different edition with only "The Gambler" and some bonus materials. I cannot imagine reading "Poor Folk", it sounds like early Dostoevsky at his worst. This is a Dostoevsky book that I like. He dictated it in about 26 days to meet a publisher's deadline. It was all the time he had left after the time he spent on "Crime and Punishment". It's a fast read with lots of drama about gambling and romance, and how the two are intertwined. You win big, then lose it all. There are a few interesti ...more
James Violand
Jun 29, 2014 James Violand rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone.
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Wonderful. Easy to read. Dostoyevsky paints a portrait of an addict and how his life becomes a struggle just to exist. Although Russian literature is so depressing, Dostoyevsky tends to emphasize redemption rather than gloom.
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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.

Dostoevsky 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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