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Dostoevsky and the affirmation of life

Predrag Cicovacki

Dostoevsky and the affirmation of life

by Predrag Cicovacki

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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life in literature,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPredrag Cicovacki
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG3328.Z7 L543 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25078274M
    ISBN 109781412846066
    LC Control Number2011040541

    this book is very helpful for those who want a deeper understanding of nietzsche and his work/ideas. reginster takes the stance that nietzsche's main philosophical project was the affirmation of life and avoidance of nihilism. taking the whole of nietzsche's body of works, those published during and after his life, and couching the analysis /5.   In , The New York Times reported that Laura Bush’s favorite piece of literature was the “Grand Inquisitor” scene from Dostoevsky’s novel. She saw it Author: Avi Zenilman.

    Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (fyô´dər mēkhī´ləvĬch dəstəyĕf´skē), –81, Russian novelist, one of the towering figures of world literature. Early Life and Work Dostoyevsky was born and raised in Moscow by Russian Orthodox parents. His father, a military surgeon and an alcoholic of harsh, despotic temperament, was brutally slain () by his own serfs. Dostoevsky regarded crime as the most typical manifestation of individualistic self-affirmation. He saw in the revolutionary movement of his time an anarchist revolt. In his novel he created not only an image of impeccable goodness equal to the biblical, but showed the development of the characters of all the heroes of the novel who interacted.

    Dostoevsky's early education was in an army engineering school, where he was apparently bored with the dull routine and the unimaginative student life. He spent most of his time, therefore, dabbling in literary matters and reading the latest authors; the penchant for literature was obsessive. The The Gambler Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Back in the casino the former teacher felt horrible delight of luck, victory, power. Game of the means of self-affirmation and service for the.


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Beautifully written, 'Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life' is filled with intelligent commentary on the novels, their characters, and appreciation for Dostoevsky's genius.

Even if your exposure to Dostoevsky is limited, if you are sympathetic with his message you will find this book a by: 2. The main task of this insightful effort is to reconstruct and examine Dostoevsky's "aesthetically" motivated affirmation of life, based on cycles of transgression and restoration.

If life has no meaning, as his central figures claim, it is absurd to affirm life and pointless to by: 2. Beautifully written, 'Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life' is filled with intelligent commentary on the novels, their characters, and appreciation for Dostoevsky's genius.

Even if your exposure to Dostoevsky is limited, if you are sympathetic with his message you will find this book a treasure.5/5(2). 14 rows    The main task of this insightful effort is to reconstruct and examine. While most recent studies of Nietzsche's works have lost sight of this fundamental issue, Bernard Reginster's book The Affirmation of Life brings it sharply into focus.

Reginster identifies overcoming nihilism as a central objective of Nietzsche's philosophical project, and shows how this concern systematically animates all of his main by: In the character of Kirilov, and in the problems he addresses generally, Dostoevsky presents us with an absurd worldview.

However, Dostoevsky ultimately backs away from the consequences of the absurd and leaps into faith. His final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, ends with Alyosha affirming that there is a life after death.

Though Dostoevsky wrestled with absurd themes, he ultimately placed his faith in. The Affirmation is the eighth novel by British SF author Christopher Priest, originally published in As with his later novels The Prestige and moreso The Separation, The Affirmation is a book about identity, truth, perception and perspective which rewards multiple readings and is open to many interpretations of what is happening/5.

The best way to get acquainted with Dostoyevsky is by reading Crime and Punishment. One of the best-known books by the author, as well as a must-read for all Russian kids at school, this one is truly a classic.

The story of a poor man that commits a crime in order to survive, but then deals with a greater struggle than poverty – extreme guilt.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(2). If the world gets better than it deserves, there will be no end of books on Dostoevsky.

Another big one has just appeared from St. Augustine’s Press, ­ Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life by Predrag Cicova­cki of Holy Cross College. It is a thoughtful, if somewhat rambling, treatment of the major works, laced with numerous excurses on related literary themes. Until now, the novel has moved with a sure, slow deliberateness as Dostoevsky depicts the intellectual conflicts in Ivan, the philosophy of Zossima, and the mystic affirmation of life by Alyosha.

Now, however, this section, devoted to Dmitri, rushes along with breathtaking speed as it records Dmitri's frantic efforts to save both his life and his love. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures.

We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ The themes in the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which encompass novels, novellas, short stories, essays, epistolary novels, poetry, spy fiction and suspense, include suicide, poverty, human manipulation and ous themes are found throughout his works, especially after his release from prison in Dostoevsky's novels are compressed in time (many cover only a few days) and this enables the author to get rid of one of the dominant traits of realist prose, the corrosion of human life in the process of the time flux — his characters primarily embody spiritual values, and these are, by definition, timeless.

Few authors have been as personally familiar with desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky (), and none have been so adept at describing it. His harrowing experiences in Russian prisons, combined with a profound religious philosophy, formed the basis for his greatest books: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov.

Alfred Einstein stated: "Dostoevsky gives me more than any other thinker." 1 Nicholas Berdyaev was professor of philosophy at the University of Moscow until he was expelled by the Communist regime in Berdyaev testified that Dostoevsky "stirred and lifted up my soul more than any other writer or philosopher has done when I turned to Jesus Christ for the first time.

2 Some. In this video we investigate the nature of the ancient Greek god Dionysus, decipher why Nietzsche was consistently enraptured with such a figure. In The Possessed, the Existentialist problem of the groundlessness of the values and the impossibility of arriving at the solution to Existential problems through Reason alone is confronted with.

Fyodor Dostoevsky () was born in Moscow, as the second son of a staff doctor at the Hospital for the Poor - later he acquired an estate and serfs.

Dostoevsky was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death of his mother inhe was sent to St. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College.

But it must be said: The driving motif around which Dostoevsky’s life and work cohere is not the conflict between “reason and irrational faith.” It is, rather, the conflict between freedom and the enemies of freedom, however variously disguised.

It is between the affirmation and the denial of the reality of the human soul. Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Possessed 2: Shatov's Affirmation of Life.

Spoiler Alert. Fyodor Dostoevsky Complete Lecture Series.Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishing ), pp. ; hardcover. Paperback edition, March (Serbian translation, by Miroslav Ivanović, Dostojevski i svetost života [Beograd: Službeni Glasnik, ].) The Starry Heavens and the Moral Law: Essays on Kant’s Philosophy.Born in Moscow inDostoevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors.

His mother died in when he and around the same time, he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering en: Sonya (), Lyubov (–).