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  • Jul 9, 2021

    might do it this year seeing as covid ain't going anywhere 馃

  • Orangutan 馃Η
    Jul 11, 2021

    i started it in middle school but i just couldn鈥檛 do it

  • Jul 12, 2021
    1 reply

    Russian Lit expert ITT AMA

  • Jul 12, 2021
    3 replies
    Grenouille

    Russian Lit expert ITT AMA

    Is crime and punishment worth a peep? I wanna check it out, between that and the brothers Karamazov

  • This and infinite jest are too intimidating for me lmao

  • Jul 12, 2021
    CRACKASTEPPAVEGAN

    Is crime and punishment worth a peep? I wanna check it out, between that and the brothers Karamazov

    Not him but definitely, its worth it for the prose alone. I鈥檓 reading Karamazov rn too and it鈥檚 another great book so far

  • Jul 12, 2021
    CRACKASTEPPAVEGAN

    Is crime and punishment worth a peep? I wanna check it out, between that and the brothers Karamazov

    Not him but an expert too
    The brothers Karamazov might be the greatest book of all time

  • Jul 12, 2021
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    CRACKASTEPPAVEGAN

    Is crime and punishment worth a peep? I wanna check it out, between that and the brothers Karamazov

    Crime and Punishment probably scrapes my top 5 books OAT, Brothers K is number 1.

    Brothers K is like a meditation on life, man. It's Dostoevsky's magnum opus, who, rather poignantly passed away a few months after its publication. Like all of his work, it's essentially philosophy guised under fictional prose, and I think it deals with the question it poses so perfectly: one of human condition, of humanity.

    Crime and Punishment on the other hand is a slightly simpler novel, it still peers into the recesses of human condition in a psychological way that you wouldn't expect from a novel written in the 1800s, but does so in a first-person perspective with an extremely gripping story.


    War & Peace on the other hand is good, but in my opinion, it is no 'must-read epic'. It's filled with interminable musings on military war, and Tolstoy's theory on history/war and its causes.

    A lot will depend on the interest of the reader, but I think Dostoevsky >> Tolstoy. Dostoevsky is all about his ability to delve into the inner psyche of his characters; the psychological essence. Tolstoy's writing is way more into societal relationships with realist historical backdrops.

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    @Grenouille

    I appreciate y'all feedback fr

    Looks like I might have to check brothers Karamazov asap.

  • Jul 12, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021
    2 replies

    Watched that movie "sky high" as a kid and they had a student named Warren Peace lmao

    Thought it was a biography or someshit for years after that

  • Jul 12, 2021

    Yea it鈥檚 good

  • Jul 13, 2021
    Gulpin

    Watched that movie "sky high" as a kid and they had a student named Warren Peace lmao

    Thought it was a biography or someshit for years after that

  • Jul 13, 2021
    Gulpin

    Watched that movie "sky high" as a kid and they had a student named Warren Peace lmao

    Thought it was a biography or someshit for years after that

    LMAO

  • Oct 12, 2021
    2 replies
    Grenouille

    Crime and Punishment probably scrapes my top 5 books OAT, Brothers K is number 1.

    Brothers K is like a meditation on life, man. It's Dostoevsky's magnum opus, who, rather poignantly passed away a few months after its publication. Like all of his work, it's essentially philosophy guised under fictional prose, and I think it deals with the question it poses so perfectly: one of human condition, of humanity.

    Crime and Punishment on the other hand is a slightly simpler novel, it still peers into the recesses of human condition in a psychological way that you wouldn't expect from a novel written in the 1800s, but does so in a first-person perspective with an extremely gripping story.


    War & Peace on the other hand is good, but in my opinion, it is no 'must-read epic'. It's filled with interminable musings on military war, and Tolstoy's theory on history/war and its causes.

    A lot will depend on the interest of the reader, but I think Dostoevsky >> Tolstoy. Dostoevsky is all about his ability to delve into the inner psyche of his characters; the psychological essence. Tolstoy's writing is way more into societal relationships with realist historical backdrops.

    Did you read an English translation of Crime and Punishment? If so, who would you recommend

  • Oct 12, 2021
    BD32

    Did you read an English translation of Crime and Punishment? If so, who would you recommend

    I think it was just a Penguin/Oxford World Classics edition, tbh.

  • Great book and Bondarchuk鈥檚 War & Peace film is a masterpiece good stuff

  • Oct 13, 2021
    BD32

    Did you read an English translation of Crime and Punishment? If so, who would you recommend

    Not a super precise recommendation, but avoid Constance Garnett