Crimen y castigoBook - 2010 | Spanish
ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The first great novel of the author's "mature period" of writing, Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovick Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money; arguing that the good deeds he can perform with the money counterbalance the crime while riding the world of a worthless parasite. The murder also serves to test his own hypothesis that some people are not only capable of, but even have the right to do such things, believing that murder is permissible when in pursuit of a higher purpose.
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Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft a... Read More »
Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and it... Read More »
Joyce Carol Oates, award winning author of over 40 novels; via The Top Ten
dlacrone Jun 09, 2011
El libro empieza de lleno con el crimen: Raskolnikov un estudiante muerto de hambre, asesina y roba a una vieja prestamista que piensa que no merece el dinero que tiene y sin embargo él lo necesita de manera perentoria. El resto del libro habla del castigo, empezando por la tortura psicológica a ... Read More »
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Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness and extraordinary semblance of reality. At times, monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpected, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state. Such sick dreams always remain long the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
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