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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Translation and notes via Alan Myers
Introduction by means of W. J. Leatherbarrow

In those tales, Dostoevsky explores either the determine of the dreamer divorced from fact, and in addition his personal ambiguous angle towards utopianism, issues primary to his nice novels. In White Nights, the plain idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from "living life." a gradual Creature and The Dream of a ludicrous guy convey how withdrawal from fact can lead to religious desolation in addition to ethical indifference, and the way, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated person can simply be resolved by way of the rediscovery of a feeling of compassion and accountability towards different people.
No different version brings jointly those particular stories--which are finest while learn along one another--and the hot translations trap all of the energy and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing at its best.

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Cependant, à cause de sa pauvreté, ou de son humeur querelleuse, une sourde 33 malveillance l'entourait. Mais un domestique, une fois, l'ayant appelé enfant de gueux, en pleine cour des Moyens, il lui sauta à la gorge et l'aurait tué, sans trois maîtres d'études qui intervinrent. Frédéric, emporté d'admiration, le serra dans ses bras. À partir de ce jour, l'intimité fut complète. L'affection d'un grand, sans doute, flatta la vanité du petit, et l'autre accepta comme un bonheur ce dévouement qui s'offrait.

Frédéric, emporté d'admiration, le serra dans ses bras. À partir de ce jour, l'intimité fut complète. L'affection d'un grand, sans doute, flatta la vanité du petit, et l'autre accepta comme un bonheur ce dévouement qui s'offrait. Son père, pendant les vacances, le laissait au collège. Une traduction de Platon ouverte par hasard l'enthousiasma. Alors il s'éprit d'études métaphysiques ; et ses progrès furent rapides, car il les abordait avec des forces jeunes et dans l'orgueil d'une intelligence qui s'affranchit ; Jouffroy, Malebranche, les Cousin, Écossais, Laromiguière, tout ce que la bibliothèque contenait, y passa.

Un coupé bleu, attelé d'un cheval noir, stationnait devant le perron. La portière s'ouvrit, une dame y 50 monta, et la voiture, avec un bruit sourd, se mit à rouler sur le sable. Frédéric, en même temps qu'elle, arriva de l'autre côté, sous la porte cochère. L'espace n'étant pas assez large, il fut contraint d'attendre. La jeune femme, penchée en dehors du vasistas, parlait tout bas au concierge. Il n'apercevait que son dos, couvert d'une mante violette. Cependant, il plongeait dans l'intérieur de la voiture, tendue de reps bleu, avec des passementeries et des effilés de soie.

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