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Crime and Punishment
Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of m ...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.
“Crime? What crime? ... My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman who brought no good to anyone, to murder whom would pardon forty sins, who sucked the lifeblood of the poor, and you call that a crime ?”Just a few scattered toughts, for I do not know how to begin. After revisiting Crime and Punishment I am utterly troubled. What to do? What to say? In my opinion, to write a review of one of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's great masterpieces is a troublesome undertaking. To wri ...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
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
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
- 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
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
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
Jorge Luís Borges
"Dostoiévski revela a realidade da condição humana"
Posto isto, que posso eu dizer? Dizer que gostei muito não é suficiente. Digo-vos que o leiam, que o sintam e o vivam.
Não se sai incólume desta leitura e as dúvidas serão muitas. Dostoiévski levantou aqui dilemas morais, filosóficos, religiosos, éticos, verdadeiramente inquietantes. Todas as personagens são profundamente humanas - no melhor e pior desta cond ...more
"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men, I think, must feel great sorrow in this world."
In this review I focus on the theme of pain as a path toward personal growth and discovering one’s true identity. I dedicate it to my friend Jeffrey. At first we would just read each others’ reviews. It was a common painful experience that bought us together and let me get to know the fabulous person behind the written words. Thank you for being ...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
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
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
His theory is that great people become famous as results of their crimes. He believed that he identified himself as one of those great people which gave him the right to commit a crime. In this case, people of renowned achievement and leadership introduce new laws, new concepts and inn ...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
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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