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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Crime and Punishment (1866)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imagination.… (more)
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    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (PrincessPaulina, zasmine)
    PrincessPaulina: "The Idiot" is overlooked compared to Dostoevsky's other work, but in my opinion it's the most engaging. Deals with upper crust society in pre-revolutionary Russia
    zasmine: For more of his social dissection
  2. 191
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Booksloth)
  3. 183
    The Trial by Franz Kafka (SanctiSpiritus, Kantar)
  4. 164
    The Stranger by Albert Camus (chrisharpe, DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: A compare-and-contrast exercise - Raskolnikov is all nervous energy and hypertension, whereas Meursault is detatched, calm, and won't pretend to feel remorse. Two masterpieces.
  5. 93
    Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky (SanctiSpiritus, Kantar)
  6. 51
    The Man Without Qualities: A Sort of Introduction; Pseudo Reality Prevails {Vol. 1 of 2} by Robert Musil (ateolf)
  7. 51
    Hunger by Knut Hamsun (ateolf)
  8. 51
    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (infiniteletters)
  9. 22
    The Lost Highway by David Adams Richards (figsfromthistle)
    figsfromthistle: Both novels show the unravelling of the human conscience and the lengths the main protagonists go to convince themselves that their crime was necessary.
  10. 22
    Herzog by Saul Bellow (SanctiSpiritus)
  11. 77
    The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings [Bantam Classics] by Edgar Allan Poe (GCPLreader)
  12. 610
    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind (klerulo)
    klerulo: Both these works attempt to get inside the head of singularly amoral sociopathic murderers.
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Reminds me why I prefer the modernists and postmodernists. ( )
  TheaJean | Jun 2, 2020 |
Whew. It's difficult to consolidate my thoughts about this book, they're just churning.

Well, first off, there were a couple of really visceral sequences that stand out to me: when Raskolinikow murders the pawnbroker and its immediate aftermath when he's in a delirium, as well as the second time talking with Porfirij. And at the second last chapter, when he says goodbye to Pulcheria and the way she frets for him was really touching.

I admit I enjoyed this more than the Brothers Karamazov, as the latter contained too much theological debating for my taste. The philosophical discussions in this one were quite easy to follow through. I wasn't a big fan of him falling in love with Ssonja though, as it didn't seem really logical to me. ( )
  SVY | May 25, 2020 |
Gave up 100 pages in. Not dense... Just couldn't sustain interest.
  ThomasPluck | Apr 27, 2020 |
This book was mentioned on Episode 2 of Checking Out. Listen here!
  rachelreading | Apr 20, 2020 |
Rodion Romanovich Roskalikov commits a murder because of a complex philosophy which, he believes, compels him to behave thus. Afterward, he strugggles to come to terms with the aftermath while seeking redemption and a reason for living. Eventually confe
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
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Dostoevsky, Fyodorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Björkegren, HansTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Borja, CorinneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Canon, Raymond R.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Katzer, JuliusTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ready, OliverTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Rydelius, EllenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Volokhonsky, LarissaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. (Garnett translation)
Toward the end of a sultry afternoon early in July a young man came out of his little room in Stolyarny Lane and turned slowly and somewhat irresolutely in the direction of Kamenny Bridge. (Coulson translation)
On a very hot evening at the beginning of July a young man left his little room at the top of a house in Carpenter Lane, went out into the street, and, as though unable to make up his mind, walked slowly in the direction of Kokushkin Bridge.
At the beginning of July, during an extremely hot spell, towards evening, a young man left the closet he rented from tenants in S____y Lane, walked out to the street, and slowly, as if indecisively, headed for the K______n Bridge. (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation)
In het begin van juli, het was tegen de avond en bijzonder warm, verliet een jongeman het kamertje dat hij aan de S-steeg in onderhuur bewoonde, en begaf zich traag, besluiteloos bijna, in de richting van de K-brug.
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The original Russian title is “Преступление и наказание”.
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Student with an axe:
Napoleon or madman?
Siberian gaol.

(Michael.Rimmer)
Good boy gone bad in

this novel: comic version

removes most drama.

(legallypuzzled)
Young murderer
Meets pious prostitute
No hilarity
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