A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

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Author: David James Duncan

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780307755247

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Once in a great while a writer comes along who can truly capture the drama and passion of the life of a family. David James Duncan, author of the novel The River Why and the collection River Teeth, is just such a writer. And in The Brothers K he tells a story both striking and in its originality and poignant in its universality. This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. A father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident. A mother who clings obsessively to religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past. Four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K is one of the finest chronicles of our lives in many years. Praise for The Brothers K “The pages of The Brothers K sparkle.”—The New York Times Book Review “Duncan is a wonderfully engaging writer.”—Los Angeles Times “This ambitious book succeeds on almost every level and every page.”—USA Today “Duncan’s prose is a blend of lyrical rhapsody, sassy hyperbole and all-American vernacular.”—San Francisco Chronicle “The Brothers K affords the . . . deep pleasures of novels that exhaustively create, and alter, complex worlds. . . . One always senses an enthusiastic and abundantly talented and versatile writer at work.”—The Washington Post Book World “Duncan . . . tells the larger story of an entire popular culture struggling to redefine itself—something he does with the comic excitement and depth of feeling one expects from Tom Robbins.”—Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374528379

Category: Fiction

Page: 796

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The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt.
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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky,Ignat Avsey

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192835093

Category: Fiction

Page: 1012

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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 involved at some level. Brilliantly bound up with this psychological drama is Dostoevsky's intense and disturbing exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, freedom of will, the collective nature of guilt, and the disastrous consequences of rationalism. Filled with eloquent voices, this new translation fully realizes the power and dramatic virtuosity of Dostoevsky's most brilliant work. 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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Worlds of the Novel

Author: Robin Feuer Miller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Fyodor Dostoevsky completed his final novel-- The Brothers Karamazov--in 1880. A work of universal appeal and significance, his exploration of good and evil immediately gained an international readership and today "remains harrowingly alive in the face of our present day worries, paradoxes, and joys," observes Dostoevsky scholar Robin Feuer Miller. In this engaging and original book, she guides us through the complexities of Dostoevsky's masterpiece, offering keen insights and a celebration of the author's unparalleled powers of imagination. Miller's critical companion to The Brothers Karamazov explores the novel's structure, themes, characters, and artistic strategies while illuminating its myriad philosophical and narrative riddles. She discusses the historical significance of the book and its initial reception, and in a new preface discusses the latest scholarship on Dostoevsky and the novel that crowned his career.
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Author: Hala El Badry

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 1617971596

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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In this prize-winning novel, Nahid is a woman determined to go on a journey of self discovery and understanding. As we accompany her in her sometimes delirious, sometimes lucid journey, we are given rare glimpses of the inner thoughts and feelings of a woman confronting questions of love and intimacy within and outside of marriage. It is a story of one woman's quest for liberation, not from a repressive society or a male-dominated world that is easy and has been done many times before but from self-imposed taboos that inhibit a woman's ability to find fulfillment and to confront the many imponderables surrounding sexuality, desire, and love. Stuck by conscious choice to keep up the genteel appearances of her middle-class family in a loveless marriage to Mustafa, the forty-something Nahid finds love and sex with novelist and journalist Omar himself trapped in a loveless, but not sexless, marriage to Maggie. Although their love story is at the very heart of the novel, we are given broad glimpses of the larger picture of the world outside through Nahid's work as an archaeologist and Omar's as a journalist. The novel was well received by women readers, critics, and reviewers and by a majority of the male audience, while a vociferous minority of male critics felt scandalized by it, finding it unseemly that such issues should be raised by a woman. Now English readers can judge for themselves.
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Easyread Large Edition

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425045308

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Originally written in Russian language, The Idiot is a unique masterpiece. Dostoevsky has depicted a good man, Prince Myshkin, who is trapped in the cruel and wild Petersburg society that is obsessed with avarice, power and manipulation. It is a story of conflicting emotions of love and hatred, friendship and hostility etc. Appealing ...
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Author: Anya Ulinich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440634149

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In her stunning debut novel, Anya Ulinich delivers a funny and unforgettable story of a Russian mail-order bride trying to find her place in America. After losing her father, her boyfriend, and her baby, Sasha Goldberg decides that getting herself to the United States is the surest path to deliverance. But she finds that life in Phoenix with her Red Lobster-loving fiancé isn't much better than life in Siberia, and so she treks across America on a misadventure-filled search for her long- lost father. Petropolis is a deeply moving story about the unexpected connections that create a family and the faraway places that we end up calling home.
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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030782960X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller. "The best (translation) currently available"--Washington Post Book World.
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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307279715

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare–foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre–in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction to gambling, a compulsion that Dostoevsky–who once gambled away his young wife's wedding ring–knew intimately from his own experience. In chronicling the disastrous love affairs and gambling adventures of Alexei Ivanovich, Dostoevsky explores the irresistible temptation to look into the abyss of ultimate risk that he believed was an essential part of the Russian national character. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A New Translation

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631490330

Category: Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Page: 604

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An event to be celebrated, a "rare Dostoesvsky translation" (William Mills Todd III, Harvard University) that fully captures the literary achievements of the original. So essential is Crime and Punishment (1866) to global literature and even to our understanding of roiling Russia today that Edward Snowden, while confined to the Moscow airport, was given only three books to help him absorb the culture, one being Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic in which Raskolnikov, an impoverished student, sees himself as extraordinary and therefore free to commit crimes--even murder--in a work that best embodies the existential dilemmas of man's instinctual will to power. Yet English translators have long struggled with excessive literalism, and no translation exists that is truly felicitous to the literary nuances of the original prose. Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz addresses these challenges with new insights into the linguistic richness, the subtle tones, and the cunning humor. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century St. Petersburg, this sparkling rendering of Dostoevsky's masterpiece will be read for decades to come.
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Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316081689

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book
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Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0375756884

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Presents a collection of short stories by the Russian author, including "White Nights," "The Peasant Marey," and "A Gentle Creature."
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Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-dance with Death

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0385333846

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present
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A Writer in His Time

Author: Joseph Frank

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 984

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Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volume Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language--and one of the greatest literary biographies of the past half-century. Now Frank's monumental, 2500-page work has been skillfully abridged and condensed in this single, highly readable volume with a new preface by the author. Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time illuminates the writer's works--from his first novel Poor Folk to Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov--by setting them in their personal, historical, and above all ideological context. More than a biography in the usual sense, this is a cultural history of nineteenth-century Russia, providing both a rich picture of the world in which Dostoevsky lived and a major reinterpretation of his life and work.
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A Play in Five Acts

Author: Jacques Copeau,Jean Croue,Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434412210

Category: Drama

Page: 198

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Adapted from the riveting novel of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov was the first great theatrical success of the well-known French playwright, Jacques Copeau (1879-1949). Copeau adapted the drama with his friend, Jean Croue, bringing it to the stage in 1911, where it was an immediate hit. Copeau later revived the drama for production on Broadway in 1918. Frank J. Morlock's translation is the first new English-language edition to be offered since the 1920s. A major theatrical event "
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Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Chump Change

ISBN: 9781640320314

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Page: 112

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Unabridged version of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, offered here for chump change. The noted transcendentalist Thoreau wrote Walden as a reflection upon simple living. It is part personal declaration, part social experiment, and part manual for self-reliance. Nature was a study for the essayist, naturalist, and environmentalist David Thoreau. He communed from his cabin on Walden Pond, owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and... learn what it had to teach." Walden is landmark book on self-reliance and simple living. Table of Contents Economy 3 Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 29 Reading 35 Sounds 39 Solitude 45 Visitors 48 The Bean-Field 53 The Village 57 The Ponds 59 Baker Farm 68 Higher Laws 71 Brute Neighbors 76 House-Warming 80 Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors 86 Winter Animals 91 The Pond in Winter 95 Spring 100 Conclusion 107
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