Book Summary of Demons
Details of Book: Demons (BSID:3672)
|Author||F. M. Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhon|
|Number of Pages||784|
|Dimensions||8.19 x 4.65 x 1.65 inches|
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all dostoevsky's usual tricks are here: his dense, documentary-like prose, succession of dialogue-heavy scenes leading up to a huge scandal, all his idiots and villains and beggers, his dark and keen psychological insight... yup, it's all in demons, but, goddamn, did i find this a chore to read....
Dostoevskyâ??s novel, Demons (often falsely translated The Possessed, thereby erroneously stressing the object rather than the subject), is one of his most powerful books, a socio-political work exploring 19th century ideas (the â??demonsâ?) current in Russia at the time, specifically European liberal...
This was my first foray into Russia's master of literature. I have to admit, I was on my way to the beach when I read this and I couldn't wait to start....I read this outloud to my husband as we drove. A tale leading up to a political nightmare that was much too close to not be effected. The char...
This isn't my favorite work by Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov takes that title - but it very good, and it may be the most explicit rejection of materialistic ideology in his oeuvre. The characters, as always, are intriguing and well-portrayed, although some of them do lapse into stereotypes....
Excellent book, though you really have no clear idea of what is actually going on in the plot until about 300 pages in, so if you're reading it purely for a story, you may be tempted to put it down early.If reading about a bunch of young anarchists causing trouble in a provincial Russian town, wh...
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