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This book, "Notes From A Dead House" represents Dosoevsky's memories of those years, smuggled out of the prison in bits and pieces. The account he wrote afterward, Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead), is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom and hope, but also of the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, and the acts of kindness he observed. God Grant That I Not Go Insane" 2 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin plain 2021-12-17T19:20:55+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1833 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 59. We, too, had our own particular life, of whatever sort, but at least we had it, and not only an official, but an inner life of our own.

Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. At his trial, Dostoevsky was sentenced to eight years of penal servitude in Siberia, which the judge commuted to four years followed by two years of service as a private soldier.

Frank suggests that the memoir-novel's popularity with those who might ordinarily be antipathetic to Dostoevsky's prose style, is due to the composed and neutral tone of its narration and the vividness of the descriptive writing: "The intense dramatism of the fiction is here replaced by a calm objectivity of presentation; there is little close analysis of interior states of mind, and there are marvelous descriptive passages that reveal Dostoevsky's ability as an observer of the external world. Dostoevsky details how prison life deprives prisoners of privacy and dignity, forcing them into filthy and confined conditions. Kolyma Tales 2 Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov plain 2021-12-17T19:19:02+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1973 Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov 61.

His incarceration was a transformative experience that nourished all his later works, particularly Crime and Punishment. Memoirs of a Revolutionist 2 Vera Nikolayevna Figner plain 2021-12-17T19:18:13+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1926 Vera Nikolayevna Figner 59. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Just as incarceration involves its own awful set of debasements, drudgeries, and abuses, so it marks any writing done under its restrictions as part of a genre, one of the oldest to which new work is still added daily.

His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

The Kreutzer Sonata 2 Lev (Leo) Nikolayevich Tolstoy plain 2021-12-17T19:18:56+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1889 Lev (Leo) Nikolayevich Tolstoy 55. He is small, feeble and cunning, capable of both abject cowardice and great courage, laughed at constantly by the other prisoners, but at the same time "inexhaustibly good humoured". Could I ever have imagined how terrible and tormenting it would be that, in all the ten years of my term, not once, not for a single minute, would I be alone? Any other man would have fainted away, but no temperature is too high for him; he engages the services of a rubber for a kopeck, but after a few moments the latter is unable to continue, throws away his bunch of twigs, and runs to inundate himself with cold water. He concludes that the existence of the prison, with its absurd practices and savage corporal punishments, is a tragic fact, both for the prisoners and for Russia.

But it makes just as much sense to read the book as a display of what writing can do to disclose—and sustain—the very kind of inwardness that labor camps are supposed to squash out. His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Turgenev, who was also not enamored of Dostoevsky's larger scale fiction (particularly Demons and Crime and Punishment), described the bath-house scene from House of the Dead as "simply Dantesque". In the criminal himself, prison and the most intense forced labor develop only hatred, a thirst for forbidden pleasures, and a terrible light-mindedness" (15). Dostoevsky unflinchingly describes the dehumanization of prison, such as the way fetters were not even lifted from the dying, but also conveys how the flame of humanity survives even under such conditions, allowing cleverness and compassion to endure.A beautiful hardcover edition of the first great prison memoir, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fictionalized account of his life-changing penal servitude in Siberia. However, he is also astonished at the convicts' abilities to commit murders without the slightest change in conscience. The second convict Alexander Petrovich mentions is not referred to by name, but his character and crime (killing his father to obtain his inheritance) are discussed in some detail.

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