The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime and Punishment. To Dostoevsky, The Brothers Kar...
Aug 17, 2016It is a great novel (one of the greatest ever written), but reading it merely as a novel was not enough: I had to look deep within myself and know myself well enough to use it as a magnifying glass into my own flaws and insecurities. – source