Сон смешного человека
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky written in 1877. It chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there is nothing of any value in the world. Slipping into nihilism with the “terrible anguish” he is determined to commit suicide. A chance encounter with a young girl, however, begins the man on a journey that re-instills a love for his f ...more
‘You’re not Dostoevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.
‘Well, who knows, who knows,’ he replied.
‘Dostoevsky’s dead,’ said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
‘I protest!’ Behemoth exclaimed hotly. ‘Dostoevsky is immortal!’
― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
I said it once and I'll say it again. This man knew and understood human nature like no one. His ability to explore the human psyche was outstanding. He wrote about every subject concerning hum ...more
The intensity of the long novels of Dostoevsky is compressed in the novella Notes from Underground where the underground man narrates his tale of spite and nastiness in one hundred and thirty pages. However, the intensity is compressed even more, in a kind of super-intensity, as the ridiculous man narrates his fantastic, hallucinogenic tale in the twenty page story The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.
I first read this story years ago and the images made a deep impression. I just did complete rereadin ...more
The confessional style of this short story reminded me of Notes from Underground. The protagonists from both stories are, of course, tortured. However, the Underground Man cares deeply what other people think of him. That’s one of the ways in which he suffers. The Ridiculous Man is indifferent to other people and to life itself until a little girl pleads for his help. Then ...more
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ....
but sometimes a girl just needs to do what she feels compelled to do.
I was first enchanted by the title and book cover.
I wanted to know more...
“The Dream of A Ridiculous Man, took about 40 minutes to read. ( a far lot shorter than Crime and Punishment).
Dostoyévsky’s - ( 1821- 1835), works of fiction include 15 novels, and novellas, 17 short stories and 5 transactions.
“The Dream ...more
I love this writer, and enjoyed this book.
Dostoyevsky, you're IMMORTAL. ❤
“Only perhaps in our children, in their earliest years, one might find, some remote faint reflection of this beauty."
Do you remember losing that treasured innocence that we were born with? that old childish ‘innocence’ (there might be a better word to describe it, but my vocabulary is poor) - the nausea of which we live with for rest of our lives? We know, or at least we think we know, that it can’t be helped, and we would consider someone a weakling, a divine fool or ridiculous if he ...more
Ha! Throughout the entire story of extremely small print pages, my first thought was, this guy is writing at 100 miles per hour like his thoughts were just exploding from his mind....or that's how it felt to me. His writing so int...more
How could 48 pages mess with my head like this!
I've always heard good things about Dostoyevsky's writing and philosophy.he has some hardcore fans and all that hype surrounding his books. And now, i get it.
Now, i want to read all if his novels and stories . Really! ❤️.
This is my favorite quote of Dostoyevsky‘s short story "The dream of a ridiculous Man" and captures its quintessence: the absurdity of human existence in the indifferent universe. Think of the absurdity of pushing a rock up a hill an infinite number of times, like described by Albert Camus in "The myth of sisyphus".
Just like that the narrator of this story thinks of ...more
a) It admits it cannot change things but proceeds to tell us what it thinks anyway.
b) It starts off on a morose note and diligently maintains the tone throughout.
However this is not an ordinary lament. It's an out and out Christian lament that rages against science, rationality and man's relentless quest towards greater understanding. It denounces earth as a place where the "consciousness of life is higher than life, wher ...more
I have to talk about my experience in reading the novel before I express my opinion .
I heard it by voice in a terrific performance from a girl through SoundCloud named Amani Issa , and then I saw that I have to read it from a Kindle in English , and discovered new things I wouldn’t have discovered them by reading the serious scientific books , and is that the simple words that I know in English have synonyms that I didn’t hear about them before . Pe ...more
A man finds himself as if stranded on a place full of people in a mental state that differs only slightly from a coma, because he has the worst disease that a living man can acquire: Indifference. He stands there with a knowledge of how irrevocably misplaced he his and the only logical conclusion that he sees with absolute clarity is to end this lofty astray life of his, to cease the pain of knowledge of this wretched truth that there exists nothing in t ...more
A remarkable short story in that it captured my desire to believe in something true, in the goodness of being and the value of experience whether witnessed or imagined. I loved Dostoyevsky’s description of the man’s dream, of being grasped by a force w ...more
I wonder if Russian literature will ever disappoint me because the more I read, the more astonished I am.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a chapter if not a tome himself and every work I read of his he proves why he was the master mind he was.
Description: Published in 1864, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground has a reputation as the first existentialist novel. It established a template for the genre with a portrait of an isolated man contemptuous of the sordid society around him, paralyzed by doubt, and obsessed with the pain and absurdity of his own existence. Also true to form, the narrative, though it has a plot of sorts, does not redeem its hero in any sense or offer a ...more
And I tracked down that little girl … and I shall go on and on!
The ridiculous man dreams of dying, then gets resurrected or reaches some kind of an afterlife, he lands on this
Why would a book shirt seem more pretentious than a band shirt? Is it because reading requires literacy and/or some form of intelligence, and all music req ...more
I felt this is one of the best works of Fyodar Dostoyevsky.
I hope everyone on this earth becomes a 'Ridiculous man' :)
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, written in 1877, is focused on the events of a nameless and nihilistic man that is determined to suicide.
Dostoyevsky presents an insurgent short-story with glimpses of hope towards humankind.
The story starts with the ridiculous man wandering the streets of St. Petersburg with the thought of suicide dwelling in his mind. The narrator feels worthless and apathetic towards humankind, and the ...more
I remember back in high school how my friend who rarely read books came to me and said that I should definitely read this story, and she was right.
I'm remebering the story vaguely, so I will re-read it for sure !!!
A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream?
The dream of a Ridiculous Man is the story of a man who has become disenchanted with the world and is considering suicide. One day he was going home when he was approached by a little girl who asked him for help and he refused to acknowledge her. After that he resumed his walk until he noticed something that caught his eye:
The sky was horribly dark, but one could distinctly see tattered clouds, and between them fathomless black patches. Sudd ...more
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