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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.
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
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
--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
داستايوسكى و نيچه
من تا مدت های مدید، فکر می کردم و کاملاً از این بابت مطمئن بودم که داستایوسکی، نظریات راسکلنیکف رو از حرف های نیچه اقتباس کرده. حدس می زدم که اون دوره حرف های نیچه باب طبع جوان های تحصیل کرده بوده و راسکلنیکف نماینده ی این قشر. این که گروهی از ...more
- Agatha Christie
Crime and Punishment proved to be one of those rare breed of books that well and truly break through the outer facade and leave behind a permanent impression, even if its a dark and hideous one.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky died a 110 years ago before I was born, and yet all through the while ...more
والحمدلله على هذا , عسى ان نصل الى اضعاف اضعاف هذا الرقم :D
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ضواحي بطرسبرغ , ليست كباقي ضواحي العالم ..
ضواحي بطرسبرغ : هي ضواحي النفس البشرية وتناقضاتها التي ما فتئت تنتهي ...
هذه الضواحي فيها ضحايا مستودع أخيلة دوستويفسكي وتشيخوف ورفاقهم ...
باختصار : بطرسبرغ = يوتوبيا الأدب الروسي !
حسناً , بما أنّي ذكرت تشيخوف , أذكر أنني قرأت له قو ...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؟
:در مورد کتاب
از آن 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 ...more
‘Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!’
‘What if man is not really a scoundrel-man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind – then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it’s all as it should be.’
Crime and punishment is an elegant treatise on the tragedy of crossing the civil line that lands Rashkolnikov in a delirium borne of guilt and realisation of his own folly at grandeur. A former student, who is taken with the idea of committing a c...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
Single Quote Review:
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
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
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
This is not one of those books which provide answers for the questions thrown at you, but instigates questions in yourself and let you run looking for answers. Few which are still in my head, are as follows:
Will it make a difference if the bloodshed is for greater good or higher purposes?
Will we still admit our crime out of heartfelt repentance or at least feel guilty, when there is no evidence to prove us as guilty and when the most ignoble criminals and ...more
Avdotya is the boss,let's be real. If I managed to read chapters including...hehehe...Porfiry Petrovitch...hehe...then I think I can....hehehehe....manage to read anything. *sigh*
The emphasis is certainly not on the crime and theft, even I, at various times forgot what he actually stole, but the psychological condition of Raskolnikov and presentation of his actions after the crime. I really liked this book - I liked the characters, the story, those little plot twists and connections between char ...more
Grinding poverty and deprivation; alcoholism; criminality; prostitution; love; moral, social and political dilemmas; tests of friendship and family ties; the power of guilt - all the big themes, though not much about religion.
Twists in the plot, especially towards the end, echo Raskolnikov's own confusion about whether or not he's mad/paranoid, the implications of what he's don ...more
Raskolnikov's house and the house where was written "Crime and punishment" is close to my work. :)Yes, Dostoyevsky based the story on the St. Petersburg he knew - how could I not have researched it? I haven't been to Russia, but I'd like to visit these places if I get the chance. Is this common knowledge, fellow Dostoyevsky fans?
A couple of relevant links:
St. Petersburg in the footsteps of Raskol ...more
A detailed review to follow in the new year.
Plot-wise Crime and Punishment is fairly straight forward, an impoverished young man murdered a nasty old woman and her sister but afterward finds that he can not live with himself; after suffering some extreme anguish of the so ...more
What is a crime? When does it start,…the criminal impulse? Who’s to judge about it and its corresponding/just penalties?
Nietzsche praised Dostoyevsky for his Psychology.
I’m basing my review on the movie by Joseph Sternberg,with the same title, in 1935. Though not much of a cinematic feat (director would have agreed), the book’s story is there, so finely translated into moving pictures.
The s ...more
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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