9.20.2011

Well, let us go then, hand in hand!


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Yesterday I finished Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov. I would love to write at length on it, but school starts tomorrow; also a single blog post is hardly the medium in which to explore this work. The word vast comes to mind: the length of 936 pages, the complexity of relationships and stories, the depth of character depravity and desire, the vastness of the Russian landscape. Yet for all the largeness of this work, I was always struck by the quick pace of the writing, very much in the same vein as his short stories: propulsive with action and the hidden psychological/spiritual leaking out in uncontrollable ways. It swept me away for 936 pages. Some day I will try to read it по-русский for a little more depth.

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