Notes From Underground & Other Stories, Dostoevsky Fyodor
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Gambler/House of the dead ISBN: 1840226293 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840226294 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 222 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: Dostoevsky's fascination for mental breakdown and violence (20 murders in his four main novels) was based on his own life, and these two unmistakably autobiographical works bear this out.
The House of the Dead is fiction, but based on his four years in a Siberian prison. An educated upper-class man is condemned to live among criminals and brutal guards, with arbitrary punishments, lousy food, disgusting living conditions, hard toil and many floggings. Somehow he avoids bitterness and recrimination; faith in humanity survives. With its breadth of characterisation, acute sense of detail and strong narrative interest, this work can still shock, entertain and inspire.
In The Gambler we see the Russian community in a German spa town. Drawn to the casino, Alexey becomes obsessed with roulette. In a gripping story, full of psychological interest, his growing mania eclipses even his interest in Polina, a heroine of demonic and vibrant sexuality. Dostoevsky himself was rescued from a similar gambling obsession by the young stenographer who took down this work at his dictation and married him soon afterwards.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Notes from the underground ISBN: 1843911264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843911265 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1958 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A new translation of the most important of Dostoevsky`s shorter works. `Notes from the Underground` is a precursor of the great novels of ideas of his later career, with their ongoing central concern of the nature of free will. Foreword by Will Self.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Karamazov Brothers ISBN: 0199536376 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199536375 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 662 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: Dostoevsky`s last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880),is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. the dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at som elevel involved. Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoevsky`s exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disastrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russiam Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the author`s most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong areno longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it "the allegory for the world`s maturity", but with children to the fore. This new translation does full justice to Dostoevsky`s genius, particularly in the use of the spoken word, which ranges over every mode of human expression. the disastrousconsequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic; the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the author`s most cherished characters and causes are presented in an irreverent light, so that there appears no sharp distinction between health and disease or right or wrong.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Idiot ISBN: 0199536392 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199536399 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 626 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Into a compellingly real portrait of nineteenth-century Russian society, Dostoevsky introduces his ideal hero, the saintly Prince Myshkin. The tensions subsequently unleashed by the hero`s innocence, truthfulness, and humility betray the inadequacy of his moral idealism and disclose the spiritual emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate him. Myshkin`s mission ends in idiocy and darkness, but it is the world that is rotten, not he. Written under appalling personal circumstances when Dostoevsky was travelling in Europe, The Idiot not only reveals the author`s acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, but also affords his most incisive indictment of Russia`s struggling to emulate contemporary Europe and sinking under the weight of Western materialism. This new translation by Alan Myers is meticulously faithful to the original and has a critical introduction by W. J. Leatherbarrow.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Notes from the Underground, and The Gambler ISBN: 0199536384 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199536382 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 662 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Notes from the Underground (1864) is one of the most profound works of nineteenth-century literature. A probing, speculative book, often regarded as a forerunner of the Existentialist movement, it examines the important political and philosophical questions that were current in Russia and Europe at the time. The Gambler (1866), set in the fictional town of Roulettenberg, explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one of the author`s own vices and asubject he describes with extraordinary acumen and drama. Specially commissioned for the World`s Classics, this new translation includes a full editorial apparatus.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Devils ISBN: 0199540497 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199540495 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 694 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Devils, also known in English as The Possessed and The Demons, was first published in 1871-2. The third of Dostoevsky`s five major novels, it is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray which follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. Dostoevsky compares infectious radicalism to the devils that drove the Gadarene swine over the precipice in his vision ofa society possessed by demonic creatures that produce devastating delusions of rationality. Dostoevsky is at his most imaginatively humorous in Devils: the novel is full of buffoonery and grotesque comedy. The plot is loosely based on the details of a notorious case of political murder, but Dostoevsky weaves suicide, rape, and a multiplicity of scandals into a compelling story of political evil. This new translation also includes the chapter `Stavrogin`s Confession`, which was initially considered to be too shocking to print. In this edition it appears where the author originally intended it.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Crime and Punishment ISBN: 0199536368 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199536368 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: This volume offers excellent value by bringing together four of the most popular, most frequently studied and performed, city comedies by Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson and their contemporaries. Each of the plays features tradesmen - a shoemaker, goldsmith, merchant, shop-keepers - and depicts bustling city life.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Brothers Karamazov ISBN: 0099922800 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099922803 Издательство: Random House Цена: 977 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Presents erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons. This book portrays the social and spiritual strivings in Russian culture.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Adolescent ISBN: 0375719008 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375719004 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1229 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky's novel The Adolescent(first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na-ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father's wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky's translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.