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Преступление и наказание Free read ☆ 108 Þ ❮Reading❯ ➷ Преступление и наказание ➯ Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Dostoyevsky's penetrating study of a man for whom tENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Dostoyevsky's penetrating study of a man for whom the distinction between right and wrong disappears and a riveting portrait of guilt and retribution EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES • A concise introduction that gives Преступление и PDF or readers important background information • A chronology of the author. ‘ To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's’I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment—three years in which I’ve read some outstanding literature joined Goodreads and written just over 100 reviews of the books I’ve journeyed through—Dostoevsky’s novel still resides on it’s throne as my personal favorite novel No other web of words brushstrokes or music melody has ever struck me so deeply and consumed me so completely as this book did The author’s collection of works as a whole has left such a mark on my soul that I felt it necessary to permanently affix his likeness on my arm Over a century has passed since its initial publication yet Dostoevsky’s message is still as poignant today as it was when it was first inked onto paper Crime and Punishment features an immensely engaging blend of intrigue; philosophy; political social moral and religious commentary that all thread together to create a masterpiece of literature that captures the deep raw core of the human condition when it is at it’s most gruesome and vulnerable The exuisite literary genius of the novel evoked a strong emotional resonance in me and the timing of my reading was just right to forever wed me to my love of booksInitially envisioned as two separate novels one following the inner turmoil of a murderer and the other chronicling the melancholic destruction of a family due to a flighty alcoholic patriarch Dostoevsky deftly weaves together a multitude of unforgettable characters as they interplay through their tangle of plotlines There are some incredible scenes that will forever haunt and delight me in my memory such as the narrow escape from the scene of the crime which had me holding my breath in anxious anticipation the darkly comical disaster of the funeral feast or the emotionally charged and grim meeting between Dunya and the vile Svidrigaïlov Each character is carefully balanced with their foil each character is written with their own uniue style of speech and language and the novel seems to tie every thread together with such perfection and care as it churns forward raining destruction on the lives of it’s characters to bring them toward their own personal redemption or demise This was a book that I was unable to put down as the words flowed from their pages to deep within my heart Dostoevsky brilliantly straps the reader to the emotional states of his characters and is able to create seamless transitions between scenes or from the minds of one character to the next by riding the wings of an emotion Most often this emotion is guilt and the murder scene and it’s feverish follow up is so expertly crafted that the reader feels they must share in Raskolnikov’s guilty burden During the course of reading this book I was overwhelmed by a crushing sense of guilt that was disconnected to any of my own actions Yet had police officers confronted me at any given moment I would have held out my hands in surrender since I was so burdened by the guilty residue of the novel What further linked me to the book was Raskolnikov’s illness following his crime Maybe it wasn’t the novel taking root in my soul perhaps it was due to the cold fall weather that was creeping in at the time or perhaps it was due to my lack of sleep and early rising to embark on 10 12hr shifts in an unheated factory where I would work away amidst a cloud of aluminum dust but I felt feverish and ill alongside Raskolnikov and his fever dreams I don’t think I felt well again until after finishing the bookI believe I read Crime and Punishment at the ideal moment in my life I had spent the summer going through several of Dostoevsky’s other novels and falling madly in love with his writing Then my whole life was uprooted At the time I began CP I had moved across the state away from all my friends family and everything I knew and recognized to live in Holland with my brand new baby daughter and work in a factory that could easily serve for a modern day seuel to Sinclair’s The Jungle Looking back I think I can see why I so easily soaked up Raskolnikov’s feelings Dostoevsky shows how we are a product of our choices and it is how we deal with our conseuences that makes us who we are I was placed in the new situation because of choices I had made like choosing to skip class to smoke and read by the river and Raskolnikov was faced with the guilt of his own actions It was the most dramatic shift in my life and I am not a person who enjoys change yet here I was without a familiar face and nobody to talk to Crime and Punishment was there in my hand every morning and night as I walked between my home and car like a friend holding my hand to comfort and encourage me in my exhaustion It rode shotgun on my hour commutes like a faithful companion and was the friendly face in which I could take refuge in on my breaks When stripped of all I knew there was literature to keep me sane and give me something to hold on to as my world spiraled out of control around me my daughter was also a tether of sanity for me but fatherhood was still new and intimidating at the time Dostoevsky and his beautiful words became my friend and my passion and in my solitude because let’s face it I was very much an oddball in that factory and it took awhile to find my place there I plunged myself deep into books something I am very thankful for and feel that all the strangeness and loneliness of the existence is washed away by the glow I feel from grappling with my favorite authors Then I discovered Goodreads and you all became incredibly dear to me I don’t think I would have survived my time in that dark pit without you all so from the bottom of my heart thank youI apologize that this isn’t really much of a review I’m very excited for this review as it was seeing this GR friend—one of which I hold in the highest regard and am always incredibly impressed by—reading Crime and Punishment that brought back a flood of memories of my times with the book as if I were Proust with his madeleines I highly recommend this novel and firmly stand by my choice of it as my favorite Recently I had to make a list for work of my top 5 favorite books which was difficult to do damn near impossible but I realized how simple it was to put a book down in the #1 slot I have read some incredible books since Hunger my love of which stems from the similarities to Dostoevsky I noticed in the book Gravity’s Rainbow or To the Lighthouse to name a few yet nothing has ever left as deep of an impact on me as a reader and as a human being as this book This is a fantastic book about the human spirit about our deepest darkest impulses and shows that our own inner consciousness can dish out a far greater punishment than any legal system can Now I need to sleep and sober up55It has now been eight years since I've read this novel and I remember it less as a book I once read but as a moment in my life I once lived When I read CP admittedly at the right time for such an excursion of thought it was like a companion that went along with me on a new adventure in what was a seemingly empty and lonely landscape a friend that chatted with me throughout the day a book that shared my emotional state with me for better or for worse I feel like I entered this book as much as it entered me and I'm not entirely sure what I mean by that but I know that I mean it All I can say is that eight years later no book has ever meant as much to me as this book did and I feel it as a moment in the timeline of my life than a book upon my shelf‘ I did not bow down to you I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity’

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Recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate understand and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNS. Each one of us is a Raskolnikov you knowNo not like you’re thinking not a shabbily dressed impoverished murderer But we all share his nature To a TThat in essence is the key to understanding Dostoevsky’s tortuous convoluted anxious prose it’s the one message that Fyodor Dostoevsky takes anguished pains to drum into our insulated and isolated little headsNot that hey Raskolnikov’s not such a bad guy after all no it’s that he is inwardly bad and so are we potentially at every moment bad inside and that that that will never change We don’t change our inner lives; but we CAN constantly be making amends for our mistakes and starting our life anew in others’ eyes at each moment though never perhaps to our own complete inner satisfactionFor our selves aren’t static and we all invariably tend towards moral entropyThere are no easy answers in DostoevskyI remember so well the time I finally uit smoking cold turkey 21 years ago I was lucky I did it I guess; but to face the indefinitely long rest of my life stretching out before me like a vast restless desert without smokes seemed unbearable back thenIt was just like the Zen Master says reaching the top of a thousand foot pole and then CONTINUING TO CLIMB In empty air YikesPanic City The flames of utter hopeless anxiety threatened to engulf me entirelySo I started to pray Nonstop Like a dog chewing a meatless bone It must have worked so saith the PreacherAnd I escaped from that Inferno by the very Skin of my TeethSo likewise there are few pat answers in Faith no matter what we’ve seen or heard “Ours is only the trying” Eliot said Trying to make the best of a mess And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if CS Lewis is right and there remain plenty of challenges in HeavenSo there is no finality in this life Dostoevsky is saying We can’t rest on our laurelsOr our guilt either for that matterThe best way I can sum up my thoughts on this Everest of a novel is by uoting WH Auden“Faith while it condemns no temperament as incapable of salvation flatters none as being less in peril than any other Christianity is a way not a state and a Christian is never something one IS only something we can pray to BECOME”And if Raskolnikov is not a Christian neither are weBut we must never give up the trying just like RaskolnikovAnd for us too in time there may come RedemptionAnd a Peace that passes all understanding after the intolerable Shirt of Flame is extinguished inA condition of complete simplicityCosting not less than EVERYTHING

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Преступление и наказание's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion uestions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of. “Trying to untie the string and going to the window to the light all her windows were closed despite the stuffiness she left him completely for a few seconds and turned her back to him He unbuttoned his coat and freed the axe from the loop but did not uite take it out yet; he just held it in his right hand under the coat His hands were terribly weak; he felt them growing and numb and stiff every moment He was afraid he would let go and drop the axesuddenly his head seemed to spin” Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment My raging Raskolnikov like conscious could not rest without warning you of potential spoilers aheadThe problem with being a high school student with average intelligence is that you can get fairly good grades with fairly minimal effort It is an invitation to cut corners and utilize only one half your ass This happened to me in English class I'd sit back take good notes and bluff my way through various tests this was back in the day before Google when my family only had an AOL dial up connection and all the answers right and wrong were on the internet For these sins I am now fated to read the classics long after I was supposed to read them On the plus side coming to the classics on my own volition has given me a better appreciation than having to read them with a figurative gun to the head This has allowed me to enjoy certain works to a higher degreeHowever I don't think any number of years will allow me to appreciate or enjoy or even suffer Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment First published in 1866 Crime and Punishment is the excruciatingly detailed psycho epic about the murder of a pawn shop owner and her sister The murderer is named Raskolnikov He is a former student living in a wretched little closet apartment He is utterly unlikable smug arrogant temperamental condescending and self delusional Today we would recognize this person as having a serious mental illness and the book would be called Inability To Form Criminal Intent and Involuntary Commitment instead of Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky though presents Raskolnikov's malady as spiritual rather than mental In a way he is just like every grad student you've ever met shiftless; over educated and under employed; haughty yet prone to bouts of self loathing I imagine if this book was written in the next century Raskolnikov would have shaggy sideburns wear a t shirt emblazoned with Che's image and have a well hidden addiction to prescription pain pills Raskolnikov has some interesting theories He's a Nietzsche inspired proto Nazi who believes that the world can be divided into two classes an elite Napoleonic class free to do what they wish; and a second class comprised of everyone else This former class because of their elevated standing don't have to follow the rules Armed with this self serving worldview Raskolnikov in need of money determines that the pawn broker Alyona Ivanovna is a louse who deserves to die So he takes his axe and a fake pledge to her apartment and bashes her head in The crime is suitably graphic He took the axe all the way out swung it with both hands scarcely aware of himself and almost without effortbrought the butt end down on her headBecause she was short the blow happened to land right on the crown of her head She cried out but very faintly and her whole body suddenly sank to the floor though she still managed to raise both hands to her headThen he struck her again and yet again with all his strengthBlood poured out as from an overturned glassOnce the murder is complete very early in the novel the long slow excruciating psychological unraveling begins Some of Raskolnikov's madness is displayed through seemingly endless internal monologues Is this what it's like to be a crazy person Maybe maybe not But it's effective in its way because it drove me insane reading it Raskolnikov's deterioration is also presented via his relationships Despite being an utter jackass he has a lot of friends and family who care for him Among them is the doting Natasha a housekeeper at Raskolnikov's apartment; a doctor named Zossimov; and Raskolnikov's “best friend” Razumikhin who is a bit like Milhouse from The Simpsons though a bit refined He looks after Raskolnikov tries to get him a job and suffers all Raskolnikov's verbal abuse with unflagging patience I couldn't decide what annoyed me Raskolnikov's monomania or Razumikhin's spinelessness Complicating this picture are several uninteresting plot threads that eventually finally after hundreds of pages merge One thread deals with Marmeladov a wrecked old drunk whose daughter Sonia is a prostitute with a heart of gold Raskolnikov is eventually redeemed by Sonia and Sonia's faith A second thread has to do with Raskolnikov's mother and sister His sister Dunya has come to St Petersburg under a cloud though things are looking brighter for her and the family as she is engaged to Luzhin Luzhin has money and a keen eye for beautiful vulnerable women Raskolnikov rightly senses Luzhin's ill intent and the animosity between the two men does not help Raskolnikov's troubled mind On top of all this there is a clever Dickensian police inspector named Porfiry Petrovich He knows immediately that Raskolnikov is the murderer yet insists on playing a lame game of cat and mouse One of the few enjoyments I got from this novel was the cold irony of a Russian police officer patiently waiting for his suspect to confess In Dostoevsky's Russia the law is clever intelligent and implacable Of course just a few decades later the NKVD and KGB would be breaking down doors in the middle of the night and hustling people off to Siberia for no reason at all To Dostoevsky's credit all these characters intertwine and all the stories pay off such as it is In order to do so however there are plot contrivances piled atop plot contrivances Dostoevsky relies heavily on characters overhearing important bits of information The only Russian novels I've read have been by Tolstoy so I don't have much to compare this to I'm not fit to analyze Crime and Punishment against other works of Russian literature or even against Dostoevsky's other books All I know was that this was a drag to read There are paragraphs that go on for pages and the density – unleavened by any action – is numbing One of the most common complaints when reading Russian literature is the names It's almost become a cliché Well in this case it's true At least – for the benefit of English speakers – Tolstoy gave his characters American nicknames Here you have to deal with both the patronymics and identical sounding or near identically named characters The easiest task you have is not mixing up Raskolnikov with Razumikhin It gets a little harder trying to keep Alyona Ivanovna the pawnbroker Katerina Ivanovna Sonia's mother and Amalia Ivanovna Sonia's mother's landlord straight Also remember that Dunya goes by the name Dunechka or Avdotya Romanovna but that Porfiry Petrovich is not the same as Ilya Petrovich These complaints are childish I know and I have no excuse Yet I feel the need to unburden myself now as I missed my chance in high school many many many many years ago More confusing than the names is the culture shock When I first tried to read Crime and Punishment as a teenager I chalked my confusion up to a poor translation Well this time around the translation is in the incredibly capable hands of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky They managed in Anna Karenina and War and Peace to be both faithful and readable They are recognized by people far smarter than me as the best Russian to English translators around Here again I have no complaints with the translation; but I also had a revelation I don't get Russians I don't fully grasp their social hierarchy; I don't get why they like mustaches on women; and I certainly don't understand their interactions They get mad for reasons I can't comprehend; they are insulted for reasons I do not fathom In Dostoevsky's hands Russians are hopelessly operatic incapable of having a subtle or nuanced reaction to anything Every emotion has an exclamation mark You get Dunya trying to shoot Svidrigailov one second and then tearfully embracing him the next Characters fall on their knees before each other and laugh at inappropriate times and have opaue motivations I am not trying to be culturally insensitive when I say I am confounded by the Russians in Crime and Punishment Of course there are enjoyable moments including a classic set piece following Marmeladov's funeral imagine a Russian version of Clue in which accusations are followed by counter accusations and everyone is shouting and fainting Surprisingly there is also a good bit of humor such as this interaction between Raskolnikov and Svidrigailov regarding the morality of eavesdropping In that case go and tell the authorities; say thus and so I've had this mishap there was a little mistake in my theory But if you're convinced that one cannot eavesdrop at doors but can go around whacking old crones with whatever comes to hand to your heart's content then leave uickly for America somewhereWhen I was young I often gave up on challenging books like Crime and Punishment If I managed to finish – or at least come close – I treated them with snark which was obviously a self defense mechanism hiding an unspoken belief that maybe I just wasn’t smart enough to get it whatever it was When I got a little older – when I was no longer a kid but didn’t have kids of my own – I went back to those classics I had dismissed as a way to test myself Older still – with kids of my own who don’t have their own kids – I circled back again a strange sort of revisiting in which I tried to remember my past self through literature Sometimes I found myself revising old opinions The Scarlet Letter for instance worked for me as an adult in a way it never had when I barely skimmed it in my youth Crime and Punishment however is never a classic I am going to love and I’m unlikely to give it another try Yet in the perverse way of classics it is utterly memorable if only because I struggled so hard to get through it Believing this a worthwhile hill to climb I did not give up even though I could have finished three others books in the time it took me to slog through this one Heck despite not liking this the first time I even gave it an entire second reading Thus even though I can’t stand it Crime and Punishment will be somewhere in my headspace forever a vague recollection of mustachioed women strong emotional reactions and a know it all with an axe