2015年10月18日 星期日

"The Brothers Karamazov" By Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I love humanity, but I wonder at myself, because the more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular."
--from "The Brothers Karamazov" (1879–1880)
The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s last novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature. Dostoevsky’s towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtues–brilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricality–that made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia. READ an excerpt here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/bo…/241840/the-brothers-karamazov/

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