The story explores the rare theme of insensibility in human relationships.
I've only recently begun to read 19th century Russian literature, lured there by a chance reading of 'Crime and Punishment' which floored me.
I was very surprised by how different his tone can be in these short stories than in his deep, thought-provoking, emotional novels.
These short stories still resonate today. Dostoevsky uses very few characters to get across important ideas and to paint a picture of his Russian life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jean Gross
This is an excellent addition to the library of anyone who loves Dostoyevsky. An intimate look at the Russian Soul is here. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Sennett
This book by Fydor Dostoevsky is very good. It is inspiring and can relate to what is happening on the world today! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ragweed Zulu
I would argue that these stories (aside from Notes from the Underground) are at best minor and peripheral to Dostoevsky's major works. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Flippy
I am a huge lover of Dostoevsky and his work. I've made my way through several of his lengthy novels and then picked up this collection of short stories, mostly because of Notes... Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by K. Gray
An interesting read. The foreword revealed some intriguing details about the author's life that I didn't know. His father was murdered by his own serfs. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Kathryn C. Hogan
WE HAVE NOT YET FINISHED READING THE BOOK BECAUSE WE WERE LOOKING FOR LARGE PRINT BOOKS AND AMONG THE SUPPOSEDLY LARGE PRINT THIS ONE WAS LISTED. Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by Nicole LEGAULT