Most significant of the Russian novelist's early stories (1846) offers a straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme. Golyadkin senior is a powerless target of persecution by Golyadkin junior, his double in almost every respect. Familiar Dostoyevskan themes of helplessness, victimization, scandal — beautifully handled in this small masterpiece.
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Review: The DoubleUser Review - Zyra Alvarez claudius - Goodreads
What can I say about this book? It's a great introduction to reading classics as it's short and brilliant. If it were published today, it would be a literary and psychological breakthrough. If you like it, I also strongly recommend Richard Ayoade's film adaptation. Read full review
Review: The DoubleUser Review - Beth Anne - Goodreads
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: Book written before 1850 Certainly not my favorite of his works. But Dostoyevsky has a way with portraying the human experience in a way that satisfies. His characters always embody helplessness and powerlessness in such a real and evocative way. I love his writing. Read full review