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In this group we will dive into the fascinating world of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevky. Years go by but his works are as reflective and important to the modern human as they were centuries ago. Dostoevsky direct dialogue with the readers will cause them to cautiously (sometimes not so cautiously) walk into the darkest corners of human soul.... including your own... Come join us, we will have a lot of fun! If anyone has a suggestion for the first Dostoevsky novel you would really like to read, please message me.

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The Karamarazov Brothers -- Part 2

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Welcome back everyone! We are reading Part 2 of the Karamazov Brothers, until the very end of it; the last mini-chapter is, therefore, "Conversations And Exhortations Of Father Zossima". (The book and chapter titles are according to the Constance Garnett translation.)

As the annotation puts it, "Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons — the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha — are all involved at some level. Brilliantly bound up with this psychological drama is Dostoevsky's intense and disturbing exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, freedom of will, the collective nature of guilt, and the disastrous consequences of rationalism."

If you are unable to join us this Sunday, you may want to consider the online meeting on September 19th (one week earlier), at 3 PM, with the Russian Classics (English Translations) book club: https://www.meetup.com/Russian-Classics-English-Translations/events/280457685/
The reading goal is, incidentally, the same.

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.htm (translation by Constance Garnett, public domain)
https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Karamazov-Illustrated-Evergreen-Classics-ebook/dp/B07NDDDXPG/ (Kindle)
https://www.amazon.com/Karamazov-Brothers-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0192835092 (paperback)
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brothers-karamazov-fyodor-dostoyevsky/1100500207 (paperback)
https://archive.org/details/brothers_karamazov_1002_librivox (MP3 audiobook, public domain)

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