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In this short story, the main character described his strange dream about happy land and people living in peace without desires or sins. That dream made him change from the idea of suicide and wander in love with life again. In these few pages, you will feel that another world has suddenly emerged in front of you that you might not expect! It's a delightful story that gives teaching about humanity. And at the same time, it criticizes evil works. ...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
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky`s The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is indeed, ridiculously brilliant!
A man in a state of horrible despair is slipping into the pessimism of the terrible kind, starts feeling that there is no value of living anymore and nothing of purpose in this world, and decides that it is time to end his life. He sees around him and in the sky, all the signs to go ahead with his decision. When the man is looking at the stars confirming his plan, a little girl pulls him by ...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 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. ❤ ...more
“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
I wish I was joking. Of course, this deep pathos is so similar to so many of his current themes, but by this point, it's more of a genre. Suicide as genre.
Moving beyond that, this short tale is actually an abbreviated descr ...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
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 is and the only logical conclusion that he sees with absolute clarity is to end this astray life of his, to cease the pain of knowledge of this wretched truth that there exists nothing in this wor ...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 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.
And I tracked down that little girl … and I shall go on and on!
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
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
– elizabeth trahan
not a groundbreaking plot, but masterful execution which tears down the deceptive simplicity. i did not know where to start with dostoyevsky, but these few pages of his concentrated talent, and the lovely translation by david magarshack, have laid a wonderful foundation.
“when they became wicked, th ...more
I felt this is one of the best works of Fyodar Dostoyevsky.
I hope everyone on this earth becomes a 'Ridiculous man' :)
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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