Lev Shestov


Born
in Kiev
January 31, 1866

Died
November 19, 1938


Lev Isaakovich Shestov (Russian: Лев Исаакович Шестов), born Yehuda Leyb Schwarzmann (Russian: Иегуда Лейб Шварцман), variously known as Leon Shestov, Léon Chestov, Leo Shestov.

A Ukrainian/Russian existentialist philosopher. Born in Kiev (Russian Empire). He emigrated to France in 1921, fleeing from the aftermath of the October Revolution. He lived in Paris until his death.
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All Things are Possible

4.03 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1905 — 26 editions
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Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Ni...

4.34 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1900 — 5 editions
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Athens and Jerusalem

4.40 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1938 — 11 editions
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Dostoevsky and Nietzsche

4.16 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1903 — 7 editions
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Kierkegaard and the Existen...

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4.45 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1934 — 9 editions
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All Things Are Possible And...

4.52 avg rating — 27 ratings
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Revelațiile morții. Dostoie...

4.49 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1929 — 9 editions
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Potestas Clavium

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4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1969 — 5 editions
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Noaptea din gradina Ghetsimani

3.67 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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العجوزان وقصص أخرى

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“If Darwin had seen in life what Dostoevsky saw, he would not have talked of the law of the preservation of species, but of its destruction.”
Lev Shestov, In Job's Balances: On the Sources of the Eternal Truths

“Suffering "buys" something, and this something possesses a certain value for all of us, for common consciousness; by suffering we buy the right to judge.”
Lev Shestov, In Job's Balances: On the Sources of the Eternal Truths

“One must not ask for sincere autobiographies from writers. Fiction was invented precisely to give men the possibility of expressing themselves freely.”
Lev Shestov, In Job's Balances: On the Sources of the Eternal Truths