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By Fyodor Dostoevsky,James Scanlon,Boris Jakim

Master translation of a overlooked Russian vintage into English

Long earlier than Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago got here Dostoevsky's Notes from the home of the Dead, a compelling account of the bad stipulations in Siberian exertions camps. First released in 1861, this novel, according to Dostoevsky's personal event as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his well-known novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

The characters and occasions that Dostoevsky encountered in criminal have been so violent and remarkable that they replaced his psyche profoundly. via that have, he later acknowledged, he used to be resurrected right into a new non secular situation -- one within which he might create a number of the maximum novels ever written.

Including an illuminating advent via James Scanlan on Dostoevsky's legal years, this absolutely new translation through Boris Jakim captures Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical narrative -- every now and then coarse, now and then intensely emotional, from time to time philosophical -- in wealthy American English.

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Grasp translation of a overlooked Russian vintage into EnglishLong sooner than Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago got here Dostoevsky's Notes from the home of the useless, a compelling account of the bad stipulations in Siberian hard work camps. First released in 1861, this novel, in response to Dostoevsky's personal adventure as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his recognized novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

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