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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:41 AM
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"Crime and Punishment." Who's read it?
I want to read another Dostoevsky novel and would appreciate a recommendation. Crime and Punishment is the only book I've read that filled me with dread, gave me indigestion and made my limbs feels heavy.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:36 PM
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1. Bros Karamazov.
:thumbsup:
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:48 PM
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3. "The Idiot" is also superb.
I think in some ways it captures modern culture perfectly. Materialism and sex...that's what's important to many people.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:39 PM
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2. I've tried reading it about three times ... Each time I gave up after about 25 pages ...
Just.Can't.Do.It. :banghead:

That book is fabulous for inducing a comatose state.
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:56 PM
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4. I read it.
I read Brothers Karamazov first so C&P was by contrast a fairly breezy read. There's just something about those Russians that captivates me. I do get sort of freaked out at how so much of Russian literature is read in English via one translator (Constance Garnett). I've been thinking of reading a different translation of Brothers K; its one of my favorite all time novels.
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behave Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:59 PM
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5. Loved the "crime", hated the "punishment"
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:07 PM
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6. I read it in my Russian Lit class in high school.
I was just talking about this book over the weekend when that song by the Cure, "Killing an Arab". I had to do a comparison of it to "The Stranger". I remember laughing about C&P in class and my teacher thought I thought killing landlords was funny but I had to explain that it was his guilty feelings that were so funny.
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