In these stories, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer White Nights; A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man. A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little book, translated by Alan Myers, collects three of. This volume contains Dostoevsky’s short story “The Meek One: A Fantastic Story” aka “A Gentle Creature: A Fantastic Story”. It was translated by Ronald Mayer in.

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Creaturre wife is the “gentle spirit” of the book’s title, much younger than he is and perhaps a little naive in her expectations of him, but beyond that we discover little about her. Paperback48 pages.

A Gentle Creature

Proffer, Ardis, Ann Arbor,vol. Retrieved from ” https: E se tu ti fossi innamorata di un altro, va bene, sia pure, sia pure! At times, he seems to be trying to save face with the officers, trying diligently to avoid saying anything that might implicate him, while at other times, he pours his heart out, telling the officers everything about his late wife and how he felt about her. And the girl, in front of such a silent treatment, acted the same way.

Notify me of new comments via email. Sep 05, Andrew rated it really liked it. This suicide actually envies the unconscious existence of animals, of cows, for instance and it is true that animals don’t get alienated.

He also shares the Underground Man’s polemical streak, as they both seem to constantly address listeners or some imaginary opponent or He is described as a materialist; he objects to having been born and endowed with consciousness. Eliseo Vidas traces the deplorable situation of modern man in Dostoevsky to its very source: A love affair of sorts develops, and he puts her to a test by eavesdropping on her.


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Although the moneylender-narrator of A Gentle Creature is neurotically self-centered, the accent shifts when he attempts to penetrate his wife’s soul. This couple did not communicate, and dare I say it…. Views Read Edit View history.

This short is no exception. I may use some spoilers in the analysis, as it is a short story, and because I become very long-winded when discussing one of the greatest writers of all time.

Cosa avrei potuto fare. This tells me two thing: A ridiculous solution to a complicated problem. The Sheila Variations I cannot live without books. Categories Categories Select Category art biography book reviews comics creative writing drama creqture fiction film literary criticism literature memoir music philosophy plays poetry politics psychoanalysis religion science sociology of literature the ecstasy of michaela Uncategorized work writers writing year in books.

And this book has it all, with Dostoyevsky’s distinctive writing style. In other words, he rejects even the Dostoefsky socialistic interpretation of the future. Commenting on the second suicide, Dostoevsky stresses the strained circumstances of the poor girl. Once the shopkeeper proposed marriage to the girl, the narrator countered with his own proposal. Thanks for including the link to the text.

At the point in the story where she contemplates killing him, their marriage is doomed beyong repair. At this point, my knowledge of Dostoevsky is still fairly limited: I don’t like reading love stories that much. John of Kronstadt had this to say on love: DevenirPolyglotte Suivez-moi au monde des langues! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky notes in the “Preface” getle when his dostoevskj arrives at the truth, “Toward the end even the tone of the story changes as compared with the general untidiness of its beginning” p. He is cold and distant with her, not wanting to get too attached until she has proven herself. He considered he was masterly at speaking without words. Greed, love, selfishness, suicide Find the ebook here and the paperback here. Translated with an Introduction by David Magarshack.


In fact, this character type seems to dominate the writer’s output from w sixties into the seventies, starting perhaps with the old pawnbroker in Crime and Punishment. And you hit the nail right on the head. Is it always the case in real life that selfishness and pride produce such a dramatic result?

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The story ends, however, with his resolution to find the little girl whose cries for help he had ignored—this, from D.

I still have to read Notes from Underground. Academic Skip to main content. Tchaikovsky Children’s Album op. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been as clearheaded as I am now” p. Grishin seems to identify it with loneliness. He was silent, especially with his wife. I also find it interesting that she killed herself not while her husband was abusing her, but when he began to be kind to her again.

He is cold and distant with her, not wanting to get too attached until she has proven herself. It is Gania Ivolgin’s ambition to become the “King of the Jews,” i. The “underground character” seeks out a young orphan in order to marry her. Whose fault is it that he hasn’t a heap of gold imperials and napoleon-d’ors?