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Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Jun 26, 10

Read in June, 2010

Definitely worth the price judging by the number of included stories. I always have a sense of uneasiness when I read translations but it can't be helped. I discovered that 'short fiction' is kind of relative with Dostoevsky – the page count is sufficient warning to anyone expecting a quick or simple read. The two final stories in the collection break that trend and remain very interesting, but at least one of them has already been praised enough in other reviews.

'White Nights' is easily the best love story I've ever read; 'A Disgraceful Affair' is a fantastic, funny deconstruction of socially awkward situations and hypocrisy; 'The Double' is somehow more than just a rehash of Gogol, and made me laugh more than I expected to.
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