Crime and PunishmenteBook - 2008
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vpl_booksjustforyou Mar 07, 2018
If you enjoyed Albert Camus' The Stranger you should read this classic Russian novel. Both books are philosophical studies of the societal and psychological impulses that lead to murder.
vpl_booksjustforyou Jul 30, 2014
A young Russian student murders a miserable pawnbroker to test his theory that the superiors of mankind, which he convinces himself to be, can escape all moral condemnation. Shortly after the crime is committed, Raskolnikov finds himself descending into paranoia madness as he grapples with sever... Read More »
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Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness and extraordinary semblance of reality. At times, monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpected, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state. Such sick dreams always remain long the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
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