Shepherd, 31, has read books on philosophy and Dostoyevsky
's novel Crime and Punishment.
WHAT DO TWO LATE masterpieces by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
, Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880), have in common, apart from the technical fact that the action of both novels takes place in Russia in the late 1860s and early 1870s?
He was much inspired by Maupassant, Oscar Wilde, Maxim Gorky, Chekov and Dostoyevsky
. He penned down his stories in the realist tradition.
As I grew up in the '70s and '80s, I was a 'book nerd.' Instead of going outdoors most of the time, I was reading books including those that were far ahead of the development of my brain like Fyodor Dostoyevsky
, Yukio Mishima, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx or Seneca.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 11 November 2017: Today marks the birthday of novel master Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(1821 -- 1881).
This whole thing about book reading came about when I recently ran into a gentleman who, book in lap and spectacles on forehead, told me that he was on his 12th reading of it: Dostoyevsky
's Crime and Punishment.
The example of Dostoyevsky
, Camus' lifelong obsession, is highly relevant in this regard for, although he was concerned "with [...] uprooted Russians of the nineteenth century, this concern resulted in an analysis which is important in every age." (35) His reaction to his contact with European civilization reveals the unity of thought underlying the diverse aspects of Dostoyevsky
's writing and presents all elements of psychological trauma: shock, horror, rejection and, finally, resentment.
The novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
and Georges Bernanos, among their many other insights, are rich in scenes of unbounded joy and ecstasy.
The Divine Face in Four Writers: Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky
, Hesse, and C.
BORN GORDON Strachan, football manager, 1957 HOLLY Johnson, pop singer, 1960, above BRENDAN Behan, playwright, 1923 DIED FYODOR Dostoyevsky
, novelist, 1881 BRIAN Connolly, above, UK pop singer, 1997 BRYAN Mosley, English actor, 1999
Summary: Inside an old Saint Petersburg flat that was once home to Fyodor Dostoyevsky
, a new exhibition plunges visitors into the dark and complex world of "Crime and Punishment," shedding new light on one of Russia's greatest literary works 150 years after its publication.
Next on the reading pile are Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge, The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young and The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky