Dostoevsky: Letters and Reminiscences

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Chatto & Windus, 1923 - 284 من الصفحات
Selections from the Russian author's personal correspondence are collected in this book, along with the memoirs of his wife Anna.
 

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الصفحة 92 - Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid.
الصفحة 5 - Brother, my precious friend! All is settled! I am sentenced to four years' hard labour in the fortress (I believe of Orenburg) and after that to serve as a private. Today, the 22nd of December, we were taken to the Semionov Drill Ground. There the sentence of death was read to all of us, we were told to kiss the Cross, our swords were broken over our heads, and our last toilet was made (white shirts). Then three were tied to the pillar for execution. I was the sixth. Three at a time were called out;...
الصفحة 92 - And the devils besought Him, saying : If Thou cast us out hence, send us into the herd of swine. And He said to them : Go. And they, going out, went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
الصفحة 92 - ... out of the man, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were stifled. 34 Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away, and told it in the city and in the villages. 35 And they went out to see...
الصفحة 74 - Russia, and there is laid the first stone of the future hegemony of the East ; there the circle of Russia's future destinies is extended ; there is laid down the idea not only of a great state, but of a whole new world, which is destined to renew Christianity by the pan-Slav, pan-Orthodox idea and to introduce a new idea to mankind.
الصفحة 11 - What have you been thinking to-day? Do you know about us? How cold it was to-day! Ah, if only my letter reaches you soon. Otherwise I shall be for four months without news of you. I saw the envelopes in which you sent money during the last two months; the address was written in your hand, and I was glad that you were well. When I look back at the past and think how much time has been wasted in vain, how much time was lost in delusions, in errors, in idleness, in ignorance of how to live, how I did...
الصفحة 20 - Russky Viestnik so much money (Horror! 4,500 roubles). I fully hoped in the beginning of the year that poesy would not desert me, that the poetical idea would flash out and develop artistically towards the end of the year, and that I should succeed in satisfying every one. Moreover, this seemed to me the more likely inasmuch as many creative ideas are always flashing through my brain and my soul, and being conceived. But then these are only flashes, and they need a complete realization, which invariably...
الصفحة 6 - Brother! I have not become downhearted or low-spirited. Life is everywhere life, life in ourselves, not in what is outside us. There will be people near me, and to be a man among people and remain a man for ever, not to be downhearted nor to fall in whatever misfortunes may befall me — this is life; this is the task of life, I have realized this.
الصفحة 9 - Perhaps some time we shall embrace each other and recall our youth, our golden time that was, our youth and our hopes, which at this very instant I am tearing out from my heart with my blood, to bury them. Can it indeed be that I shall never take a pen into my hands ? I think that after the four years there may be a possibility. I shall send you everything that I may write, if I write anything, my God! How many imaginations, lived through by me, created by me anew, will perish, will be extinguished...
الصفحة 41 - A great renewal is about to descend on the whole world through Russian thought, and this will be achieved in less than a hundred years — this is my passionate belief. But in order that this great object may be achieved, it is essential that the political right and supremacy of the great Russian race over the whole Slav world should be definitively and incontestably consummated. (And our little Liberals preach the division of Russia into federal states.) DOSTOEVSKY, in a letter to AN Maikov.

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