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Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Summary

Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is not at all inferior to the other great masterpieces and Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have wept over it. Its construction is that of an intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma and, above all, unrequited love.

Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation Summary

Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

First published in 1861, Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, unrequited love and irreconcil able relationships. At the centre of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager and a depraved aristocrat, who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky's later fiction, but is a powerful and original presence in his own right. This new translation catches the verve and tumult of the original, which - in concept and execution - affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author.

Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation Reviews

The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. -- Albert Camus
Dostoevsky gives me more than any scientist, more than Gauss! -- Albert Einstein
Irrespective of its value as a work of art, this novel possesses a deep autobiographical interest also, as the character of Vanya, the poor student who loves Natasha through all her sin and shame, is Dostoevsky's study of himself. -- Oscar Wilde
This note of personal feeling, this harsh reality of actual experience, undoubtedly gives Humiliated and Insulted something of its strange fervour and terrible passion, yet it has not made it egotistic; we see things from every point of view, and we feel not that action has been trammelled by fact, but that fact itself has become ideal and imaginative. -- Oscar Wilde
The novels of Dostoevsky are seething whirlpools, gyrating sandstorms, waterspouts which hiss and boil and suck us in. They are composed purely and wholly of the stuff of the soul. Against our wills we are drawn in, whirled round, blinded, suffocated, and at the same time filled with a giddy rapture. Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading. -- Virginia Woolf
The only psychologist from whom I have anything to learn. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-81) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

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NGR9781847497802
9781847497802
1847497802
Humiliated and Insulted: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
20181213
400
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