Notes from a Dead House

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In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Serbia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. Notes from a Dead House EPUB EBookThe inticate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their ten- EPUBpound leg-fetters is an extraordinary tour de force, compared by Turgenev to passages from Dante's Inferno. Terror and resignation - the rampages of a pyschopath, the brief serence interlude of Christmas Day - are evoked by Dostoevsky, writing several years after his release, with a strikingly uncharacteristic detachment.For this reason, House of the Dead is certainly the least Dostoevskian of his works, yet, paradoxically, it ranks among his great masterpieces. Like this book? Read online this: CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, United States of the Dead (White Flag of the Dead, #4).

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