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The Brothers Karamazov (book)

34 Ratings: 3.9
Dostoevsky's Classic

The final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial … see full wiki

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Genre: Novel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published: June 14, 2002
3 reviews about The Brothers Karamazov (book)
review by . August 27, 2012
   Early on in this wandering Russian sprawl of a novel, a family acquaintance and later antagonist boils down the "Karamazov problem" to "sensualists, money-grubbers, and saintly fools!"  For us modern American readers of an English translation, the Karamazov problem might be more succinctly stated as the lack of succinctness.   Dostoyevsky writes on and on and on, in the Penguin Classics paperback I read 900+ densely packed pages of pages-long paragraphs …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
A very difficult read, but truly intriguing. Many psychological themes.
review by . June 24, 2009
"The Brothers Karamazov" nearly falls victim to its best chapter.      Not that it fails, by any stretch of the imagination; the novel is a true tour de force, 960 pages of literary excellence, a fascinating look at classic themes of anger, jealousy, debauchery, sin and redemption. It weaves together the story of four brothers (Dimitri, Ivan, Alyosha and Smerdyakov), their lovers, their father, and his murder. These characters and events make for a complex and fascinating story …
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