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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov (original 1880; edition 2005)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maire Jaanus (Introduction), Constance Garnett (Translator)

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Title:The Brothers Karamazov
Authors:Fyodor Dostoevsky
Other authors:Maire Jaanus (Introduction), Constance Garnett (Translator)
Info:Barnes & Noble Classics (2005), Hardcover, 752 pages
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski (1880)

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Último e maior romance de Dostoievski, Os Irmãos Karamazov (1880) é, ao mesmo tempo, uma história de crime brilhantemente contada e um apaixonado debate filosófico. O dissoluto latifundiário Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov é assassinado; seus filhos - Ivan, o intelectual ateu, Dmitry, o esquentado, e Aliocha, o santo noviço - estão todos envolvidos de algum modo. Brilhantemente associada a este drama psicológico é a exploração intensa e perturbadora de muitas idéias e profundos sentimentos sobre a existência de Deus, o livre arbítrio, a natureza coletiva da culpa e as conseqüências desastrosas do racionalismo. ( )
  jgcorrea | Apr 24, 2015 |
ბევრჯერ უნდა წაიკითხო რომ კარგად აწვდე აზრს.​ ( )
1 vote buqu | Feb 26, 2015 |
Just as beautiful and startling the second time I read it, and once more I just want to start at the beginning again. ( )
  poingu | Jan 29, 2015 |
Amazing. More interesting and strikingly modern goings-on here than in any other 19th century novel besides Moby Dick, with much more believable characters. I could have done with much more of Ivan Karamazov and less of Alyosha and Dmitri, and certainly the Elder Zosima outstayed his welcome and added a month or two to the time it took me to finish the book. Ivan's freethinking riffs and battle against religious nonsense are stirring and heroic--they're the reason I'll return to the book in year to come. ( )
1 vote AThurman | Dec 7, 2014 |
Dostoyevsky's status as one of the Russian masters is fully deserved, and this is probably his greatest masterpiece, but it is a long book! I recommend this edition for its lively modern translation and excellent notes. ( )
  bodachliath | Nov 11, 2014 |
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Dostoïevski, Fedor Mikhaïlovitchprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anhava, MarttiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eichenberg, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fondse, MarkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garnett, ConstanceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geier, SwetlanaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kosloff, A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langeveld, ArthurTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacAndrew, Andrew H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magarshack, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McDuff, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mochulsky, KonstantinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nötzel, KarlTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pevear, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prina, SerenaEditor and Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pyykkö, LeaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Volokhonsky, LarissaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Verily, verily, I say unto, you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringth forth much fruit.
— John 12:24
Tillägnas Anna Grigorjevna Dostojevskaja
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Alexey Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his tragic and obscure death, which happened just thirteen years ago, and of which I shall speak in its proper place. (Garnett, 1912)
Aleksei Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a landowner of our district, extremely well known in his time (and to this day still remembered in these parts) on account of his violent and mysterious death exactly thirteen years ago, the circumstances of which I shall relate in due course. (Avsey 1994)
Alexey Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place. (Garnett, Great Books, 1952)
Alexei Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of a landowner from our district, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, well known in his own day (and still remembered among us) because of his dark and tragic death, which happened exactly thirteen years ago and which I shall speak of in its proper place. (Pevear/Volokhonsky, 1990)
Very well then - tell me the truth, squash me like a cockroach.
In schools children are a tribe without mercy.
(McDuff, 1993)
I have, as it were, torn my soul in half before you, and you have taken advantage of it and are rummaging with your fingers in both halves along the torn place...O God!
(McDuff, 1993)
I'm a Karamazov - when I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up . . . 
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The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.

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The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt.

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