Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator Richard, Larissa Pevear & Volokhonsky
First Written 1875
Genre Fiction
Origin Russia
Publisher Everyman's Library
ISBN-10 140004118X
ISBN-13 978-1400041183
My Copy clothbound hardback; everyman's ed.
First Read January 15, 2007

The Adolescent

I've started and abandoned this book several times, but with the conviction that one day I will probably love it the way I love other Dostoevsky books. But for now, the best recommendation and the most serious warning that I can give you about this book: Dostoevsky convincingly writes like a nineteen-year-old boy.

Noted on January 11, 2014

Some sleepers have intelligent faces even in sleep, while other faces, even intelligent ones, become very stupid in sleep and therefore ridiculous. I don't know what makes that happen; I only want to say that a laughing man, like a sleeping one, most often knows nothing about his face.

Quoted on January 11, 2014

I fell inadvertently into deep thought.

Quoted on April 13, 2013

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