shortstory-shortstories-novellas, translation, slavic, dodgy-narrator, revenge, mental-health, suicide, spring-2013, published-1876
Recommended to Bettie by: Anna Matsuyama
Recommended for: Brazilliant, Carey, Wandaful
Read from March 29 to 30, 2013
To find Wandaful found it HUZZAH (see comments underneath)
Translated by Constance Garnett
Opening: Oh, while she is still here, it is still all right; I go up and look at her every minute; but tomorrow they will take her away — and how shall I be left alone? Now she is on the table in the drawing-room, they put two card tables together, the coffin will be here tomorrow — white, pure white “gros de Naples” — but that’s not it . .
Anna suggests this to enhance the story: Tchaikovsky Children's Album op. 39 No. 6 "The Sick Doll", Inna Heifetz, piano GREAT choice!
Dodgily narrated by the pawnbroker who quotes Goethe and wants revenge on society.
Hah! How good is Anna - here is the film for once you've read: http://youtu.be/X-5Z017VFuo
5* Crime & Punishment
6* The Brothers Karamazov
3* The Idiot
5* Notes From Underground
4* The Idiot
4* The Double
TR Poor Folk
4* The Gentle Spirit
4* The Eternal Husband