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sweetos wrote:i just finished dostoevsky's book, "the idiot". it's amazing. it's just disappointing that not a lot of people have read this book. and it's even less popular than dostoevsky's other work, "crime and punishment". i haven't read that one but i'm sure that if people recognize c&p as one of the best classics, the idiot should receive the same recognition.
KaeMartyndale wrote:I just finished his short story "The Little Orphan". It was well written, but incredibly depressing. But, that's his thing, right?
LawnTamer wrote:I don't think that is his thing. I haven't read all his works, but I have read the Brothers Karamazov and C&P and am reading The Idiot. I think his novels speak to me of hope and redemption. Look at C&P, an Axe Murderer is the main character, and he eventually finds... perhaps not redemption, but hope. I think the scene where he kneels before Dunya is one of the most moving in literature. Dunya is a prostitute, yet she is free of moral offense, she has retained her innocence, this instills guilt, but also hope in Raskolnikov.