A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories

byFyodor Dostoevsky, W. J. LeatherbarrowTranslated byAlan Myers

Paperback | May 23, 2009

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.95

Earn 65 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In the stories in this volume Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality and also his own ambiguous attitude to utopianism, themes central to many of his great novels.In White Nights the apparent idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from 'living life'. Despite his sentimental friendship with Nastenka, his final withdrawal into the world of the imagination anticipates the retreat into the 'underground' of many ofDostoevsky's later intellectual heroes. A Gentle Creature and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man show how such withdrawal from reality can end in spiritual desolation and moral indifference and how, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated individual can be resolved only by the rediscovery of asense of compassion and responsibility towards fellow human beings.This new translation captures the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing, while the introduction examines the stories in relation to one another and to his novels.

About The Author

Alan Myers has translated a wide variety of contemporary Russian prose, including poems, essays and plays by Joseph Brodksy. His translations of Dostoevsky's The Idiot and A Gentle Creature and Other Stories are published in World's Classics.
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

$12.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

The Idiot
The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

$16.13$19.95

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:A Gentle Creature and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.3 inPublished:May 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199555087

ISBN - 13:9780199555086

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Gentle Creature and Other Stories

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

IntroductionSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Fyodor DostoevskyWhite NightsA Gentle CreatureThe Dream of a Ridiculous ManExplanatory Notes