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Notes from a Dead House (Vintage Classics)

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The First Circle 2 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn plain 2021-12-17T19:21:15+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1968 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn 55. Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead ), the novel he wrote on his release, tells of shocking conditions, brutal punishments, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom and hope; it describes the daily life of the prison community, the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, the unexpected acts of kindness. In the many presentations of individual convict’s narratives, Dostoevsky highlights their unique struggles and presents them as relatable individuals.

Though the novel has no readily identifiable plot in the conventional sense, events and descriptions are carefully organized around the narrator's gradual insight into the true nature of the prison-camp and the other prisoners. Many of the characters in the novel were based on real-life people that Dostoevsky met while in prison.PLOT SUMMARY: Notes from a Dead House begins with a narrator introducing Alexander Petrovich Goryanchikov, an ex-convict who killed his wife and was sentenced to hard labor in a Siberian prison camp after turning himself in.

The Zone 4 Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov plain 2021-12-17T19:12:10+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1982 Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov 64. Forced into close quarters with murderers, thieves, and petty criminals, Dostoyevsky came to believe, as Frank puts it, “in the moral beauty of the Russian peasantry, its infinite capacity to love and forgive those who had for so long sinned against it. Despite this claim, he manages to build relationships with other prisoners, and recounts many of their stories and observations of their behavior throughout the novel. Prisoner of the Mountains 2 Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov plain 2021-12-17T19:17:12+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1996 Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov 41.Rather than transforming prisoners, he argues that incarceration produces their criminality by placing them in conditions which will turn even decent men into immoral beings. Everything Flows 4 Vasily Solomonovich Grossman plain 2023-04-07T18:52:52+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1964 Vasily Solomonovich Grossman 55.

How this young man preserved his tender heart, his native honesty, his frank cordiality without getting perverted and corrupted during his period of hard labour, is quite inexplicable. In Russian and French Prisons 2 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin plain 2021-12-17T19:19:47+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1886 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin 59. Grey is the Color of Hope 2 Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya plain 2021-12-17T19:20:29+00:00 Swarthmore Russian 037 1988 Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya 54.He concludes that the existence of the prison, with its absurd practices and savage corporal punishments, is a tragic fact, both for the prisoners and for Russia.

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