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We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. Item s unavailable for purchase. Family gatherings are always stressful and someone inevitably ends up in tears. How can I be related to these people? This novel made me realize that, though my family members are all very different, we have something in common: We are the Karamazovs.
I won't pick apart the plot, because that's been done. What I will write is that there are so many interesting things to think about in this story. Wisdom, faith, religion, justice, suffering, guilt, redemption, and free will are all shown Without being preachy and without ever telling the reader which is the right way to go, this story follows a family of people who experience all extremes imaginable and deal with the consequences. I learned from The Idiot that this author is a master of doing a slow character build through the first half and then hooking you in for the rest of the book.
During the second half, all that stuff I thought was fluff in the first half became clear. There is no fluff in this book, and I was extremely satisfied at the end. But a fair warning for everyone who reads this novel to the end: I was in public and unprepared. It was almost like when my older sister slipped the cilantro into the salsa thinking my younger sister wouldn't notice, but better. View all 12 comments. I read this book when I was young, and now I have come back to it, in audiobook format.
Ostensibly a murder mystery, the story is not exciting, not suspenseful, not titillating, and does not have a complicated plot. Instead, it is a deeply philosophical novel about relationships, between people and between people and God. It is about ethics, good-and-evil, love, jealousy, faith, betrayal, and psychology.
From my reading of the novel many years ago, I just remember the heavy-duty philosophical mon I read this book when I was young, and now I have come back to it, in audiobook format. From my reading of the novel many years ago, I just remember the heavy-duty philosophical monologues by Father Zosima, by Ivan, Dmitri and others. Now though, I am impressed by the intense feelings held by many of the characters, how impulsive many are, and how oscillatory some of the characters are, especially the women.
Especially Katerina Ivanovna, who oscillates between love and hate for Dmitri. To say she is extremely impulsive would be an understatement. In any case, the major characters in this novel are the best-developed of any novel I have read. After finishing the book, I understand each of the characters in depth, and what motivates them.
They are all so different from one another; each character is memorable. Not altogether likable, but definitely unforgettable. For example, the father, Fyodor Karamazov is so vulgar and self-centered, that it is a wonder that he lived as long as he did, before being murdered! One of the brothers, Alyosha, is a magnanimous, spiritual character, a devout monk, who is trusted by his family and community for his utter honesty, reliability, and selflessness.
Some critics claim that the diverse set of characters mirror Dostoyevsky's far-ranging, tormented personality--and this is probably true. The audiobook is narrated by Frederick Davidson. He reads with an uppity British accent. I did not care much for his narration; he does very little to distinguish the characters by altering his voice. It is sometimes difficult to tell who is speaking, by listening to his voice. The only time he alters his accent is during dialog of a German-speaking character. View all 10 comments. Fyodor, Cue Dark Score A classic that sells itself.
Get the coffee brewing, rent a room or have the spouse take the kids to a Disney near you, then settle in for a most difficult read to sustain over pages. What more can I say, that hasn't already been said, about a classic roundly considered one of the top 10 novels of all time: Dostoevsky's dark and fascinating exploration of evil, family, religion and Russia via the 3 Brothers Karamazov and their amoral father.
A must read if your goal is to read all the classics. Be sure to get plenty of sunlight while reading this novel because it's heavy A Note for the Ladies: Dostoevsky draws his few female characters in this novel as irrational, freely frenzied and generally subject to bouts of hysteria at the slightest offense. Though I don't know much about little Fe-yo's background, I suspect he was mistreated at an early age by at least one of the opposite sex.
View all 5 comments. The other was 'Crime and Punishment' and I mention this because I have noticed a common theme of readers proclaiming their opinions of which is better between the two. My own opinion is that Crime and Punishment was better, but I will acknowledge it has been 25 years since I read Crime and Punishment and my mindse 4. My own opinion is that Crime and Punishment was better, but I will acknowledge it has been 25 years since I read Crime and Punishment and my mindset after all these years might cause me to see it differently if I were to read them back to back. This is a massive novel, not just in length, but in philosophical density.
It's one of those books that is over pages but feels like This is a novel that requires patience.
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If you are the kind who has to hurry through a book, this is not the reading material for you. There is a tremendous amount of work here to be soaked up and it was something that I purposely took my time with, making sure I got the full measure of the book. The Brothers Karamazov is a plot that appears as a murder mystery, but in fact, if you look behind the mask of that description you find that it is actually a great volume of philosophy; a question of human existence.
And in a brilliant play, Dostoyevsky has created three brothers, Ivan, Alexei and Dmitri who each have opposite views of that question. There is in great length here, questions and opinions, for and against, such subjects as the existence of God, the meaning of life and the morality of man.
Yes, I do seem to infer that this is a great book, and yes, I only gave it 4 stars 4.
Hopefully I'm not guilty of being one of those readers that I referred to as being in a rush, I just honestly feel that, great though the story may be, there were areas that dragged that I could have done without. I you have the patience and you enjoy subjects of this nature, this should be at the top of your reading list. This 19th Century novel examines the important philosophical questions in life through the actions of the Karamazov brothers. The three brothers were neglected by their father Fyodor, a buffoon and sensualist.
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Fyodor is interested in the same woman as his oldest son. Each of the three brothers has a distinct personality with strong traits favoring either the body, the mind, or the spirit. Dmitri is sensual, passionate, and impulsive. Ivan is intellectual, rational, and cool. The youngest, Alyosh This 19th Century novel examines the important philosophical questions in life through the actions of the Karamazov brothers. The youngest, Alyosha, is religious, loving, and giving.
Fyodor's cook might be an illegitimate fourth son with many problems including epilepsy, a condition shared by Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky's novel has themes dealing with faith, doubting the existence of God, free will, and responsibility toward others. It's a story of passion, family conflict, and brotherly love which ends in a criminal trial. This is an impressive book filled with interesting philosophical arguments Ivan , beautiful examples of kindness Alyosha , and stormy relationships Dmitri.
The important female characters in the story seemed moody and always on the edge of hysteria. The thing that keeps this from being a five star book for me is Dostoevsky's tendency to be very long-winded in some parts of the book. If you can get beyond the wordiness, you will find a real masterpiece that is well worth reading.
View all 8 comments. I identify with the things people say about the Russian classics - there is a magical quality about them to me, as though they were written under divine inspiration. It's like watching gymnastics - it defies my sense of human limits. In The Brothers Karamazov, for me, this genius is located in what the characters say, and how they feel and live in relation to I exclaim, because, I have always found Christianity extremely boring.
At times repulsive, at times disturbing, at times eleva I identify with the things people say about the Russian classics - there is a magical quality about them to me, as though they were written under divine inspiration. At times repulsive, at times disturbing, at times elevating, at times admirable. But always dull dull dull. But Dostoevsky makes god big enough for all of life! I don't mean in power or grandeur or bland omnipresence… Perhaps I should say Dostoevsky gives omnipresence back the poetry and mystery that has been worn off it for me by over-use, by writing on all the blank pages of everywhere-ness Do I mean mystery?
Zosima most reflects this quality Alyosha too seems springy and light, about to ascend at all times. I always find translations from Russian tiggerish, bouncy, so perhaps I'm over-interpreting, but I do feel this lightness, the comic mode in spite of thematic darkness, is real.
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Mitya is light, Grushenka is light, even Fyodor has moments of lightness. Only Ivan is heavy. This ideal religion anyway, does everything with grace and abhors shame and pride. Dostoevsky has the genius of making me understand how a person behaves badly. He goes fearlessly and compassionately into the mind of the scoundrel.
And with the interaction between Ivan and Smerdyakov, Dostoevsky approaches the question of god's existence without pious scruples, with the directness and freedom of vernacular thought. I would like to know much much more about 'stinking' Lizaveta, the holy fool. She has a 'ruddy' face and her hair is 'as dense as [wool]' - it sounds like beautiful thick afro hair. It's interesting that the community treats her kindly and gives her loving shelter, from which she escaped to give birth. Somebody has surely raped her, but this is passed over, uncertain. I want someone to write her story.
This might still be the single greatest novel of all time. I'm open to suggestions but I don't know what can top it for philsophical suggestiveness, moral rigor, influence, entertainment value, poetry, drama Freud took the ideas of the id, ego, and super-ego from the sons of the sinister, leeringly sensual, masochistic patriarch Fyodor Karamazov. The sad fact is, Dostevsky himself wanted to write a whole new no doubt as lengthy treatment of Alyosha, the saintly humble son as his effort to un This might still be the single greatest novel of all time. The sad fact is, Dostevsky himself wanted to write a whole new no doubt as lengthy treatment of Alyosha, the saintly humble son as his effort to understand and honor a pure, simple soul of goodness.
He died before he could. This, then, I suppose, is his legacy. Dedicate some serious time to this, iffin' you wanna read it. I really like this translation by David McDuff. This one will do fine- for now. O, and you can't idly pass by the painting on the cover. Give it a good stare. In all the uncomfortably true ways It's still a strong piece of writing, certainly a masterpiece, butI'm dropping a star. At too many points in the story I found myself rolling my eyes, groaning a bit, and started to pick at my collar, which was beginning to wilt in the hothouse soap opera this thing began to resemble.
I'm not usually that practical a person- trust me, I'm not the one call soap opera on big dark fervent emotions- nor am I the one who insists that everybody just pull themselves together and get on with it. I don't comb my hair. Some of the plot reversals hit me in a more muffled way than they did when I was younger.
Not too big a deal, but there it is nonetheless. Though the settings of the scene are so much more effectively drawn. But, if we take something into consideration, Tolstoy v. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy wants to create worlds which are sunlight, interactive, social, immediate, 'progressive' Dostoevsky wants to pull you into the irrational, the nocturnal, the solitary, the hypothetical, the 'regressive' and to be honest, at this point I want to learn more about how to live in the world I'd be more interested in life as it's lived or at least among living people - the Karamazovs are, often and ruefully, reminded of their own Karamazov blood, which is to say their humanity, which is to say the world.
But- and this is not insignificant- the name is just a name. It's not the real sum and substance of a feeling anymore than a color is a piece of light. What I'm saying is, the brothers to a man and that includes the bastard son are as it were orbiting around their own humanity in their various ways, through their various means the spirit, the intellect, the heart, etc and are no closer to being human for that.
Someday soon, I'll reread Tolstoy. As for now, I must in some way wave goodbye to my fellow Karamazovs, which I suppose is a form of what I'd been doing in that diner here in Boston, stranded accidentally, sitting in a booth under a streetlight sipping routine cokes and peering at the final two hundred pages or so under the moon and streetlights The ending, though, has always got me to the edge of tears I carried it around with me, took it outside for smoke breaks even when I didn't look at it, I handled it nevertheless.
Whitman said 'whoever touches this book touches a man' and I have always loved that quote for a particular reason. The brick thickness and the momumental perspicacity is nothing to sneeze at. There's a real sense that these kinds of novels The Magic Mountain also comes to mind, The Castle perhaps are really the SUMMA of their repsective authors' life and thought and experience and so forth. Dostoevsky died shortly after finishing TBK, Melville had a bit more to go but, it seemed, was never the same.
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I like this tremendously. Everyone ought to have their magnum opus Non per nulla siamo poeti, non per nulla abbiam bruciato fino in fondo la nostra vita, come una candela accesa da tutti e due i capi. I began this book at the hardest time in my life. A few days before I started this, my beloved father died very suddenly and very young.
He was my best friend, the person who taught me to read and taught me to love books he was a prolific reader himself and to love animals and the outdoors. I already had this one out from the library, but serendipitously, it was a good book as I contemplate th I began this book at the hardest time in my life. I already had this one out from the library, but serendipitously, it was a good book as I contemplate these questions of life, mortality, religion, etc. There are three sons: Both mothers one the mother of Mitya, one the mother of Ivan and Alyosha deceased.
Instead, they are raised by his servant, Grigory. Alyosha joins a monastery, under the care of Father Zossima, an elderly and rather sick wise priest, who in spite of his infirmity is full of joy and forgiveness and love for humanity. His passing hit me hard. By contrast, the father of the Karamazov, whose murder prompts the primary plot of the book, does not prompt sympathy he sucks.
And this lovely passage on grief: Consolation is not what you need. Weep and be not consoled, but weep. Only every time that you weep be sure to remember that your little son is one of the angels of God, that he looks down from there at you and sees you, and rejoices at your tears, and points at them to the Lord God; and a long while yet will you keep that great grief. But it will turn in the end into quiet joy, and your bitter tears will be only tears of tender sorrow that purifies the heart and delivers it from sin.