Title: Memoirs from the House of the Dead Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Jessie Coulson Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2008 (1862) Genre: Semi-autobiographical / Philosophical Fiction / Classics Summary: In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Siberia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation,… Continue reading Book Review: Memoirs from the House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2020 was a year of discovery for me. I read a lot of new-to-me authors and I found a few new favourites to add to my list. This is just a list of the new-to-me authors I read in 2020 and the books I read. Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron (c.1353) I started 2020 by read plague… Continue reading New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020
Come, come thou bleak December wind, And blow the dry leaves from the tree! Flash, like a Love-thought, thro’me, Death And take a Life that wearies me. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, Fragment 3 The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Jessie Coulson Summary: In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal… Continue reading December 2020 TBR
The Classics Club Spin number was revealed yesterday and it was number 14! I’m just going to give a quick summary of the book in this post and a few stats like the number of pages, the edition I’m using, and other stuff. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Jessie Coulson Summary:… Continue reading #CCSpin 25 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?