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Notes from the house of the dead

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Boris Jakim
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Long before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago came Dostoevsky's Notes from the House of the Dead, a compelling account of the horrific conditions in Siberian labor camps. First published in 1861, this novel, based on Dostoevsky's own experience as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his famous novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. The characters and situations that Dostoevsky  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Boris Jakim
ISBN: 9780802866479 0802866476
OCLC Number: 818465059
Description: xxviii, 316 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dostoevsky's prison years / James P Scanlan --
Translator's note / Boris Jakim --
Part 1: --
Introduction --
1: House of the dead --
2: First impressions --
3: First impressions (continued) --
4: First impressions (continued) --
5: First month --
6: First month (continued) --
7: New acquaintances --
Petrov --
8: Determined men --
Luchka --
9: Isay Fomich --
Bathhouse --
Baklushin's story --
10: Christmas --
11: Show --
Part 2: --
1: Hospital --
2: Hospital (continued) --
3: Hospital (continued) --
4: Akul'ka's husband (a story) --
5: Summertime --
6: Prison animals --
7: Complaint --
8: Comrades --
9: Escape --
10: Release from prison --
Appendix: Peasant Marey.
Other Titles: Zapiski iz mertvogo doma.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Boris Jakim.

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Overview: Long before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago came Dostoevsky's Notes from the House of the Dead, a compelling account of the horrific conditions in Siberian labor camps. First published in 1861, this novel, based on Dostoevsky's own experience as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his famous novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. The characters and situations that Dostoevsky encountered in prison were so violent and extraordinary that they changed his psyche profoundly. Through that experience, he later said, he was resurrected into a new spiritual condition-one in which he would create some of the greatest novels ever written. Including an illuminating introduction by James Scanlan on Dostoevsky's prison years, this totally new translation by Boris Jakim captures Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical narrative-at times coarse, at times intensely emotional, at times philosophical-in rich American English.

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Rowan Williams-- author of "Dostoevsky: Language, Faith, and Fiction""As usual, Boris Jakim offers a fluent and accessible translation, giving us a new opportunity to encounter one of Dostoevsky's Read more...

 
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