Notes from a Dead House (Vintage Classics)

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Notes from a Dead House (Vintage Classics)

Notes from a Dead House (Vintage Classics)

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 2 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn plain 2021-12-17T19:17:50+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1959 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn 51. He describes Goryanchikov's intense personality and reclusive behaviour from the superficial and detached perspective of a new acquaintance who has developed a curiosity about him. A beautiful hardcover edition of the first great prison memoir, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fictionalized account of his life-changing penal servitude in Siberia. Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead), the novel he wrote on his release, tells of shocking conditions, brutal punishments, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom and hope; it describes the daily life of the prison community, the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, the unexpected acts of kindness. During his prison sentence, Dostoevsky developed epilepsy—a condition that would follow him throughout his life.

Comradely Greetings 2 Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova plain 2021-12-17T19:22:02+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 2014 Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova 54. Gazin, an immensely strong, violent criminal, in prison for, among other things, torturing and murdering small children.

God Sees the Truth, But Waits" 2 Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy plain 2021-12-17T19:20:45+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1872 Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy 56.

Alexander Petrovich says of him that "if he wanted a drink of brandy, and could only have got it by killing some one, he would not have hesitated one moment if it was pretty certain the crime would not come out. In the criminal himself, prison and the most intense forced labor develop only hatred, a thirst for forbidden pleasures, and a terrible light-mindedness" (15). Moreover, Dostoevsky offers sharp commentary on the purpose of prison, arguing that it is not one of reformation or transformation, but punishment and deprivation.It has also been published in English under the titles Notes from the House of the Dead, Memoirs from the House of the Dead and Notes from a Dead House, which are more literal translations of the Russian title. The novel he wrote after his release, based on notes he smuggled out, not only brought him fame, but also founded the tradition of Russian prison writing. The Life of Avvakum 3 Avvakum Petrov plain 2021-12-17T19:18:36+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1681 Avvakum Petrov 67. After graduating, he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, translating books to earn extra money.

The rest of the novel is presented by Dostoevsky as first-person notes from Goryanchikov’s time in prison. Notes from a Dead House 3 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky plain 2021-12-17T19:17:58+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1862 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky 54. Many of the characters in the novel were based on real-life people that Dostoevsky met while in prison.In Russian and French Prisons 2 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin plain 2021-12-17T19:19:47+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1886 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin 59. Rather than transforming prisoners, he argues that incarceration produces their criminality by placing them in conditions which will turn even decent men into immoral beings.

Crime and Punishment 2 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky plain 2021-12-17T19:21:54+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1866 1879 59.

He is a man utterly submitted to corporeality and the basest impulses, with a conscience guided only by cold calculation. However, he is also astonished at the convicts' abilities to commit murders without the slightest change in conscience. Journey into the Whirlwind 2 Eugenia Solomonovna Ginzburg plain 2021-12-17T19:19:13+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1967 Eugenia Solomonovna Ginzburg 55. To avoid censorship, Dostoevsky made his protagonist a common criminal, but the perspective is unmistakably his own.

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