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White Nights: A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (Oxford World's Classics)

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In these stories, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality, and also his own ambiguous attitude toward utopianism, themes central to his great novels. In White Nights, the apparent idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from "living life." A Gentle Creature and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man show how withdrawal from reality can end in spiritual desolation as well as moral indifference, and how, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated individual can only be resolved by the rediscovery of a sense of compassion and responsibility toward other people.

No other edition brings together these specific stories--which are most interesting when read alongside one another--and the new translations capture all the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing at its best.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192838285
Subtitle:
White Nights; A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Editor:
Leatherbarrow, William J.
Translator:
Myers, Alan
Author:
null, Fyodor
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Leatherbarrow, W. J.
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
null, W. J.
Author:
Myers, Alan
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translator:
Myers, Alan
Author:
Leatherbarrow, William J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Russia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w plate, 7 drawings, 4 maps
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
4.9 x 7.5 x 0.5 in

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