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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range... show more
The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky’s genius. The centerpiece of this collection, the short novel The Eternal Husband, describes the almost surreal meeting of a cuckolded widower and his dead wife’s lover. Dostoevsky’s dark brilliance and satiric vision infuse the other four tales with all-too-human characters, including a government official who shows up uninvited at an underling’s wedding to prove his humanity; a self-deceiving narrator who struggles futilely to understand his wife’s suicide; and a hack writer who attends a funeral and ends up talking with the dead.The Eternal Husband and Other Stories is sterling Dostoevsky—a collection of emotional power and uncompromising insight into the human condition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 0553214446
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
My last venture with Dostoevsky, The Adolescent, was a struggle for me, and I had to force myself to read on for at least the first hundred pages, but this time around, I didn't hit any lows. Sometimes his dialogue drives me crazy, and I find myself asking, "Who in the world talks like this?", and ...
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