>>7568856 >Dostoyevsky >Anything other than slow-moving and incredibly depressing
I too was once young and eager to read Literature. You will find no satisfaction within those withered pages. All love and passion is gone. It is a cold, hollow thing. Now, cast it away from yourself before you are consumed by its cursed aura. What the fuck is with Russian authors? Christ. Tolstoy was just as bad.
I got 300 pages into TBK and it was like one big Supermarket Romance Novel level shit with a russian twist, honestly. Even reading like supplemental shit with it because I thought I was missing something, nope, wasn't missing much at all.
People say "Oh Dost's characters! They are so great!" No, not really. I mean, it's not really bad, but it's not worth investing the time at all. I could be missing some grand shit after those 300ish pages, but I highly doubt it.
>>7571972 >comedy in notes or brothers? Comedy? >mfw it occurs to me that I read Dostoyevsky as a super cereal guy in my early 20's.
Now that I think about it, there were a lot of cringe moments from the Underground Man that might have been funny if I didn't feel such a connection to the idiot. Is it possible that my tryhard, early 20's mind mistook wry humor for pseudo-intellectual, emo bullshit?
>>7571996 >I thought I was missing something, nope, wasn't missing much at all.
I would say that since you likely didn't read the novel in Russian, and likely weren't steep in Russian culture, if you found the novel shallow and pedantic, there is a very good chance that you did indeed miss something.
>>7568856 i finished his "crime and punishment" 2 days ago and i had to read it in like 4 blocks cause it gets fairly slow as well in parts and it seems like a fairly active story desu. i was gonna pick up TBK next but now im thinking against it.
>>7572011 No footnotes, cliffnotes, sparknotes, or companion books I looked at showed I missed anything important or profound. Anecdotes from Fyodor does not make for a great novel, and I'm not learning Russian and all about Russian history and culture up to Fyodor's time for a book I already have a bad impression for. So I'm a lost cause either way then.
>>7573165 This Master and margarita had some of the most memorable scenes I've read in my life All the naked women running out of the theater, everything the henchmen did on their little rampage, it was definitely a departure from the general dryness russian lit can fall into
>>7573196 Not just that Heart of a Dog is legit on the best novellas I've read.
I keep thinking maybe its the time period or maybe im just missing something with it; i mean im still reading it but a lot of it is unnecessary. Hes good at writing language but i dont need to know every facial expression and why, the speech should be indictive enough.
Maybe its just me
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