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The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot is ranked beside some of... More > Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. It was not published in English until the 20th century. Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivety, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint.< Less
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot is Dostoevsky's brilliant 1869 novel about a poor nobelman, Prince Myshkin, who has recently been released from a Swiss sanatorium where he was treated for epilepsy. Despite his... More > destitution, a gambling habit, and the death of his first born child, Dostoevsky completed this masterpiece of Russian literature a mere two years after Crime and Punishment. His protagonist Myshkin is a saintly character, who's "idiocy" has left him utterly kind and free of malice in a world obsessed with money, sex and power. Myshkin's strange state inspires both love and resentment amongst his fellows in St. Petersburg. Our protagonist gets caught up in several scandals, including fraud, extortion, and murder, but Myshkin turns the other cheek as it were, for which he's once again confirmed as an idiot.< Less
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot is ranked beside some of... More > Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivety, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint.< Less
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss... More > sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivete, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint.< Less
The Idiot By John Kendrick Bangs
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"LET'S write a book," suggested the Idiot, as he took his place at the board and unfolded his napkin. "What about?" asked the Doctor, with a smile at the idea of the Idiot's... More > thinking of embarking on literary pursuits. "About four hundred pages long," said the Idiot. "I feel inspired." "You are inspired," said the School-Master. "In your way you are a genius. I really never heard of such a variegated Idiot as you are in all my experience, and that means a great deal, I can tell you, for in the course of my career as an instructor of youth I have encountered many idiots." "Were they idiots before or after having drank at the fount of your learning?" asked the Idiot, placidly. Mr. Pedagog glared, and the Idiot was apparently satisfied. To make Mr. Pedagog glare appeared to be one of the chiefest of his ambitions.< Less
IDIOT. By Alan Williams
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A diary-esque book that represents Alan Williams' ideas, dreams and thoughts in an illustrative manner. Not only does Alan Williams create small illustrative books; he also is a practitioning... More > conceptual Artist. Working in a number of different disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, video and sound Alan Williams’ aims to express and communicate certain ideas the subconscious, media, society, representations of sex and bizarre sexual fantasies. A strategic emphasis in producing the work is not entirely placed on the transmission of information, but rather on how meaning is perceived. The idea of translation and the notion of narrative and language is a recurrent motif throughout his body of work. Interested in how meaning is displaced, in how circumstances are re-contextualised through memory, recognition, and confusion he has produced various installations, music, drawings and most recently sculptures and videos incorporating sound. More can be found at www.alan-williams.co.uk< Less
IDIOT. By Alan Williams
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A diary-esque book that represents Alan Williams' ideas, dreams and thoughts in an illustrative manner. Not only does Alan Williams create small illustrative books; he also is a practitioning... More > conceptual Artist. Working in a number of different disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, video and sound Alan Williams’ aims to express and communicate certain ideas the subconscious, media, society, representations of sex and bizarre sexual fantasies. A strategic emphasis in producing the work is not entirely placed on the transmission of information, but rather on how meaning is perceived. The idea of translation and the notion of narrative and language is a recurrent motif throughout his body of work. Interested in how meaning is displaced, in how circumstances are re-contextualised through memory, recognition, and confusion he has produced various installations, music, drawings and most recently sculptures and videos incorporating sound. More can be found at www.alan-williams.co.uk< Less
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman... More > Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him.< Less
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot is ranked beside some of... More > Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. It was not published in English until the 20th century.< Less
The Idiot By John Kendrick Bangs
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Known for his odd-ball sense of humor, J.K. Bangs sharpens his skills in this book. Residents of a boarding house experience the mundane inanities of a boarder referred to as "The Idiot."... More > His fellow-boarders (Bibliomaniac, Pedagog, Doctor, the School-Master and Mr. Brief) suffer his comments, schemes and ideas with little patience, but he never tires of expounding his theories. A tongue-in-cheek look through the mind of an Idiot. Definitely a fun read. A nicely illustrated copy...< Less