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I'll start with pic related

>> No.12987595

>>12987581
Russian authors intentionally wrote lengthy books as russian publishing houses paid them by pages and not by books.

>> No.12987616

>>12987595
That explains why Dostoevsky went on and on and on in describing how Sonya's sole emotions and character depth was looking down and crying

>> No.12988718

>>12987581
C&P is not nearly long enough and anybody who complains about the length of books is a certified psued amd gayboi.

>> No.12988727

>>12987595
Holy shit it all makes sense now.
Got a source on that, just to make sure?

>> No.12989080

>>12987581
>C&P
>Short story

Get out.

>> No.12989143

>>12987581
Honest question /lit/. I've read that book when I was maybe 15 years old and thought of it as boring shit. Should I try it again or is it just typical literature snob memebook like Ulysses or something?

>> No.12989287

>>12989143
it's worth trying again, let's say at least the first 200 pages.

>> No.12989289

>>12988718
This.
I wanted for it to be even longer because of last sentences.

>> No.12989291

>>12987581
shit tier opinion

>>12989143
I doubt a 15 year old can possibly understand Dosty's work, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to reread. I read C&P when I was 18 and I missed the point then too.

>> No.12989302

>>12987581
the real punishment was having to read this garbage.

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>>12988718
>tfw we don't get a full length treatment of his repentance and the happy life him and sonya live together

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>>12989305
>we don't get a full length treatment of his repentance

>> No.12989352

>>12989291
>doubt a 15 year old can possible understand
It's really not that complicated

>> No.12989353

American Psycho

>> No.12989357

>>12989345
based /RILEYGANG/

rise up just jitsuers

>> No.12989373

>>12989345
i dun get it

>> No.12989405

>>12987581
>I read for the plot

The plot is literally the least interesting part about C&P

>> No.12989431

>>12989352
Then tell me what it's about then

>> No.12989697

>>12989405
Then what is the best part?
Prose? I disagree with you, Mr Anon

>> No.12989720

>>12987581
No i didnt want it to end and this was basically my first good read. Was a major pleb who never read before

>> No.12990935

war and peace
a hundred years of solitude
the odyssey
finnegans wake
remembrance of things past

>> No.12990937

>>12987595
This is blatantly untrue.

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