Los Hermanos Karamazov

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 19, 2015 - Fiction - 494 pages
Esta novela es generalmente considerada la mejor obra del escritor ruso Fiódor Dostoyevski y la culminación del trabajo de su vida. Ha sido aclamada, citada y analizada por diversos escritores del mundo entero, tales como Sigmund Freud, Andrew R. MacAndrew, Konstantín Mochulski, Mijaíl Bajtín y hasta el papa Benedicto XVI como una obra maestra de la literatura y una de las más grandes novelas jamás escritas. El libro puede leerse en dos niveles: en el más superficial se encuentra la historia de un parricida con el que todos los hijos del hombre asesinado comparten diversos niveles de complicidad; pero en un nivel más profundo se encuentra el drama espiritual de un conflicto moral que involucra: fe, duda, racionalismo y libre albedrío. La novela fue compuesta en su mayor parte en la localidad de Staraya Russa, al sur de Nóvgorod, la cual es también el marco principal de la historia. Dostoyevski pasó cerca de dos años escribiendo Los hermanos Karamázov, que fue publicada como una serie en El Heraldo Ruso, y completada en noviembre de 1880. Si bien Dostoyevski habia escrito esta obra pensando en una continuación, murió menos de cuatro meses después de su publicación, dejando sin concretar esta segunda parte

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One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draftsman. However, his first novel, Poor Folk (1846), was so well received that he abandoned engineering for writing. In 1849, Dostoevsky was arrested for being a part of a revolutionary group that owned an illegal printing press. He was sentenced to be executed, but the sentence was changed at the last minute, and he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia instead. By the time he was released in 1854, he had become a devout believer in both Christianity and Russia - although not in its ruler, the Czar. During the 1860's, Dostoevsky's personal life was in constant turmoil as the result of financial problems, a gambling addiction, and the deaths of his wife and brother. His second marriage in 1887 provided him with a stable home life and personal contentment, and during the years that followed he produced his great novels: Crime and Punishment (1886), the story of Rodya Raskolnikov, who kills two old women in the belief that he is beyond the bounds of good and evil; The Idiots (1868), the story of an epileptic who tragically affects the lives of those around him; The Possessed (1872), the story of the effect of revolutionary thought on the members of one Russian community; A Raw Youth (1875), which focuses on the disintegration and decay of family relationships and life; and The Brothers Karamazov (1880), which centers on the murder of Fyodor Karamazov and the effect the murder has on each of his four sons. These works have placed Dostoevsky in the front rank of the world's great novelists. Dostoevsky was an innovator, bringing new depth and meaning to the psychological novel and combining realism and philosophical speculation in his complex studies of the human condition.

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