White Nights and Other Stories

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Sprache - Englisch

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In this unique edition we present 7 novellas by Dostoyevsky, including two of his most famous works "White Nights" and "Notes From the Underground": "White Nights" is told in the first person by a nameless narrator, a young man living in Saint Petersburg who suffers from loneliness. He describes his experience walking in the streets of St. Petersburg. He loves the city at night, and feels comfortable in it. He no longer feels comfortable during the day because all the people he is used to seeing are not there. He drew his emotions from them: if they were happy, he was happy; if they were despondent, he was despondent. New faces made him feel alone. As he walked, the houses would talk to him and tell him how they were being renovated or painted a new color or being torn down. At one point he meets a young woman called Nastenka. He first sees her standing against a railing, crying. He becomes concerned and considers asking her what is wrong, but eventually continues walking. There is something special about her and he is very curious. The novella "Notes from Underground" presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man), who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg.

Über den Autor

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) stands as one of the most profound literary figures in Russian literature, whose works have had a deep impact on existentialist, psychological, and philosophical thought. Born in Moscow, Dostoyevsky was introduced to literature at an early age and later studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Military Engineering. His literary career, however, began in the 1840s with the publication of his first novel, 'Poor Folk.' Dostoyevsky's acute understanding of the human psyche, coupled with his exploration of morality, free will, and the tumultuous sociopolitical landscape of 19th century Russia, marked his work with depth and intensity. 'White Nights and Other Stories' is a collection that showcases his narrative mastery and his penchant for exploring the depths of human consciousness. Notably, this collection includes stories such as 'White Nights,' which display his signature psychological insight and his capacity to express the nuances of human longing and despair. Dostoyevsky's literary style is marked by emotional intensity, complex characters, and philosophical undertones. His works often delve into the troubles of the human spirit, grappling with profound existential questions. Other monumental works include 'Crime and Punishment,' 'The Idiot,' 'The Brothers Karamazov,' and 'Notes from Underground.' These works have enshrined Dostoyevsky as a monumental literary figure not only in Russian literature but also globally, influencing multitudes of writers and thinkers across varied disciplines.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 308 Seiten

Größe: 442,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547001904