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(12/06/2012) The Insulted & The Injured by Fyodor Dostoevsky. New York. 1923. Macmillan. 345 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature Russia Translated.

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    A great classic by a master story teller, THE INSULTED AND INJURED is a compassionate novel of deep and all-destroying love, of self-denial and licentious sinfulness. The wracking visions of pity for his fellow man, the author’s tortured and prophetic genius, the incomparable portraits of flesh-and-blood people. they are all there in the story of Vanya’s willing acceptance of the destruction of his love for Natasha by his irresolute friend Alyosha. Into this novel, published after Dostoevsky’s shattering moment in front of the firing squad and his Siberian exile, the great Russian master poured his harrowing insights into the recesses of the human soul. ‘An unusual version of the eternal triangle. the contrast between the love that ‘seeketh not itself to please’ and the lust of the man who knows no law but that of his own appetite.’ - Avram Yarmolinsky.

 


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