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>It wasn't that good...
what kind of person do you imagine

>> No.12940016

determinist

>> No.12940073
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>>12939987

>> No.12940154

>>12939987
An idiot who thinks he’s smart

>> No.12941548

>>12939987
>garnett translation
understandable - at least it wasn't p&v's i guess
should've read slater's or ready's, hell, even mcduff's

>> No.12941594

>>12941548
the fuck is bad about p&v?

>> No.12941672

>>12941594
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-pevearsion-of-russian-literature/
https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/01/the-pevearvolokhonsky-hype-machine-and-how-it-could-have-been-stopped-or-at-least-slowed-down

>> No.12941712

>>12939987
An ordinary person becomes tortured by his own misunderstood ideas of "greatness" that he commits a heinous crime in order to prove to himself that he is just like those "great" people he admired.
Then he tortures himself mentally and psychologically of what he had done, thus concluding that he is no so "great" after all...

It's a timeless idea so well demonstrated. Gud book.

>> No.12941736

>>12941548
>slater's or ready's

I can't imagine preferring these also-rans to Garnett, the superior prose stylist by a mile.

>> No.12941836

>>12939987
The stereotypical contrarian
Someone that says X book is overrated or something to hide in advance the fact that he hasnt read it. By saying X is overrated he states that has read it but doesnt want to discuss it because if you try and discuss it you become the brainlet that likes X even tho X is overrated.

>> No.12941878

>>12939987
me

>> No.12942675

>>12941712
Yes. This is the aspect of the book that is so great to me. Not just the descriptive thriller aspect, but the timeless aspect of this plot line.

>> No.12942739

>>12941548
what's wrong with Garnett?
>>12941672
>linking other people's opinions instead of defending yourself like a normal person

>> No.12942743

It was good but the Idiot was better

>> No.12942797

>>12939987
Some materialist retard.

>> No.12942945

A good 200 pages could have been chopped off and nothing would have been lost. Too many pointless subplots. Reads like a Dickens novel, and that's not a compliment.

>> No.12942953

Must be a man of taste, since it is easily Dosto's worst work

>> No.12943132

A contrarian retard. Even a normie could find enjoyment out of it.

>> No.12943224

>>12941548
Other than the above two URLs do you have a good account to refer to for Tolstoy/Dost/Gogol translations and their stylistic differences?

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C&P is one of the ten best novels ever written.
>>12942953
>hasn't read The Idiot
>>12941712
BK and Demons are both great but C&P is just so iconic.

>> No.12944082

>>12939987
> Boring waifu characters
> Forced happy ending for everyone
> Nonsense villain in like three scenes who kills himself
> Bland philosophy

I can see why Yanks love it, but it's easily one of his weaker books.

>> No.12944140

>>12941594
risk of pregnancy

>> No.12944142

>>12944082
>" "

>> No.12944276

>>12941672
>https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-pevearsion-of-russian-literature/
fuck I hadn't seen this before I'm mad

have had to read p&v crime and punishment + notes from underground for school and looks like I got the butchered version

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