The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky


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This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights , an archetypal nineteenth-century morality tale of pathos and loss, to the famous Notes from the Underground , a story of guilt, ineffectiveness, and uncompromising cynicism, and the first major work of existential literature. Among ...

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jaime malamud

Nov 24, 2011

wonderful, widely readable selection

This great selection of short tales provide us with a good sense of the literary power of this superb Russian writer. THe translation is impeccable. J. Malamud

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