The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky’s genius. The centerpiece of this collection, the short novel The Eternal Husband, describes the almost surreal meeting of a cuckolded widower and his dead wife’s lover. Dostoevsky’s dark brilliance and satiric vision infuse the other four tales with all-too-human characters, including a government official who shows up uninvited at an underling’s wedding to prove his humanity; a self-deceiving narrator who struggles futilely to understand his wife’s suicide; and a hack writer who attends a funeral and ends up talking with the dead.
The Eternal Husband and Other Stories is sterling Dostoevsky—a collection of emotional power and uncompromising insight into the human condition.
From the Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ctpress - LibraryThing
Dostoevsky’s story explores the relationship between two very different men - Trusotsky seems to be a complete idiot - drunk, feverish and babbling inconsistencies - one of those strange characters ... Read full review
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The 2 stars are for the Jimcin Recordings audiobook edition from the mid-1980's which was added to Audible with a date of 2008. This is not recommended as a first introduction to this Dostoyevsky ... Read full review