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A Gentle Creature and Other Stories: White Nights; A Gentle Creature; The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN:
9780199555086
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Myers, Alan
Introduction by:
Leatherbarrow, W. J.
Introduction:
Leatherbarrow, W. J.
Author:
null, W. J.
Author:
Myers, Alan
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
null, Fyodor
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Leatherbarrow, W. J.
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Russia
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.3 in 0.263 lb

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