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Notes from a Dead House 3 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky plain 2021-12-17T19:17:58+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1862 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky 54. God Grant That I Not Go Insane" 2 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin plain 2021-12-17T19:20:55+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1833 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 59. The Jew feels that he goes beyond all the others, he has beaten them; he triumphs with his hoarse falsetto voice, and sings out his favourite air which rises above the general hubbub. Memoir of a Gulag Actress 2 Tamara Vladimirovna Petkevich plain 2021-12-17T19:18:21+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1993 Tamara Vladimirovna Petkevich 64.

Like his creator, Goryanchikov undergoes a transformation over the course of his ordeal, as he discovers 'deep, strong, beautiful natures' amongst even the roughest of the convicts. In 1932 The House of the Dead was made into a film, directed by Vasili Fyodorov and starring Nikolay Khmelyov.This I Cannot Forget 2 Anna Mikhailovna Larina plain 2021-12-17T19:15:51+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1988 Anna Mikhailovna Larina 46. In the many presentations of individual convict’s narratives, Dostoevsky highlights their unique struggles and presents them as relatable individuals. Freedom to Breathe" 2 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn plain 2021-12-17T19:21:02+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1960 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn 54. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov plain 2021-12-17T19:13:17+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1892 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 55. Of course, prisons and the system of forced labor do not correct the criminal; they only punish him and ensure society against the evildoer’s further attempts on its peace and quiet.

He also undergoes a transformation over the course of his ordeal, as he discovers that even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautiful souls. This quote shows Dostoevsky’s conviction that individuals can become moral and redeem themselves of their criminality.Most striking in this narrative is the transformation that the aristocratic protagonist undergoes as he begins to recognize the common humanity that he shares with many of the prisoners - even with the least likable among them. It might not have been one of Dostoyevsky’s intentions to compose great prison literature—but when he found himself forced to work in the genre, it was no use trying to keep his personality from emerging powerfully and digressively on the page.

Dostoyevsky didn’t complete the book until six years after his release, and across its two main parts you can feel him at once organizing his memories, artfully revising them, and struggling to get them down before they fade. Requiem 2 Anna Andreevna Akhmatova plain 2021-12-17T19:17:02+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1961 Anna Andreevna Akhmatova 59. The power of certain writing done from prison has to do with the way it alternatively staves off and gives rein to restlessness, fervor, and desperation. Turgenev, who was also not enamored of Dostoevsky's larger scale fiction (particularly Demons and Crime and Punishment), described the bath-house scene from House of the Dead as "simply Dantesque".However, he is also astonished at the convicts' abilities to commit murders without the slightest change in conscience.

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