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View all 12 comments. I read half the book in audiobook format, and the remaining in print on Kindle. Oct 23, Sidharth Vardhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Contact with it is supposed to improve the soul. I am not a particularly patient or even discerning reader but I consider the time reading this book well spent.

Prince Myshkin had spent years in a sanitarium for his epilepsy and returns to Russia where he trusts iidota people, falls for all their plots where he is the patsy, and falls in love with a rather uppity girl who returns his affections and then when it comes to the moment, chooses another woman for all the wrong reasons and thereby ends up rejected by both.

I speak to save us all, that our class may not be vanishing in vain; in darkness, without realising anything, abusing everything, and losing everything. The Idiot portrays young, childlike Prince Myshkin, who returns to his native Russia to seek out distant relatives after he has spent several years in a Swiss sanatorium.

They drove him mad and how I wanted him to leave both of them to their fate and go some other place where he would get peace of mind but they would not let him walk away. That is too much. His social ineptitude, his lack of imagination, his ve, his prejudices fiofor all of that might be fitting the time and place where he lives, but it is not objectively good.

The negative depiction of Filippovna in The Idiot was crucial to the story.


Like Myshkin himself, the novel’s intent is nearly perfect, but the execution is just a little off, a little unstable. While published inThe Idiot is essentially timeless and remains one of the best novels of all time. I’m sure it would have been an astonishing read.

Dostoevsky wanted to write a novel that answered the question of how society of the day would treat a true innocent, an unmarried man in his mids who does not sin and only has love to give in Christianity, only One fits that description. They discuss Russian history and the Russian concept of suffering, and how these were adroitly parsed among the characters. Paperbackpages. I was so relieved not only because I managed to read it, but also because it is one of those books that I have been trying to fill this review box ever since I finished this book.

Trivia About The Idiot. This is not to mention the several incidents that Dostoyevsky introduces apparently only to stretch the page-count he was being paid by the page. His innocence though causes as much hatred as admiration, more anarchy than goodwill.

Prince Myshkin, 26, arrives in St. Let us take the protagonist. So, who were my favourite characters then? But Myshkin is not a fool in that respect, just a passively condescending man. Better yet, how do I review a Russian literature classic without sounding like a total dumbass? Myshkin is in this sense a Russian Don Quixote. While the prince has no vile motives, the two leading ladies of the novel have intentions that were hard to grasp upon for me.

How do I review a Russian literature classic?

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In any case, I highly recommend this novel, one of my favorites. Immutable, transcendent ideas about which Russian writers always grapple. Dkstoievski, in a strange place, against a barrier. But I still enjoyed it, even if I didn’t get Dostoevsky’s underlying purpose a lot of the time. In Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his year old stenographer.


Rents a villa in the suburbs from Mr. They would have been made deeply uncomfortable by her innocence. It doesn’t have a happy-ever-after ending, but there’s something terrifically grand and romantic dodtoievski the ways in which the various lovers end, and I like that.

Dostoyevsky returned to St. Myshkin has none at all. At the heart of the book is a fascinating love triangle or is it a quadrangle? In a sense, it is a thought experiment, and the result is quite surprising.

El idiota / The Idiot

Oct 03, Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: Rogozhin is unhealthily obsessed with dostoievxki mysterious beauty, Nastasya Filippovna to the point where the reader just knows nothing good will come of it.

I’d give it 4.

From the turmoil of the s emerged Notes from the Undergrounda psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky’s artistic and creative development. Only criminals and ignorant peasants invoke the name of Christ in the novel. View all 71 comments. I have yet to read a Russian novel which ends well for all the protagonists. There he meet Rogozhin on the train and befriends him. He seals her fate when he remains completely passive in the showdown between her and arrogant, impertinent Aglaia, and then creates an atmosphere of self-sacrifice during the wedding preparations: He moved on hastily, as though anxious to get out of the house.

Even fiodir every A Russian Don Quixote? A loved idiot Thus it is ddostoievski for you to make fun of him; but you will do it at your own peril; his turn-the-other-cheek attitude ee bound to find your love sooner or later.

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