Auto Livres pour la rentrée scolaire boutiques-francophones Protegez vos photos et videos personnelles pinata Furniture Kindle Films selection Jazz, Blues et musique actuelle Cycling Barbecue minions

Commentaires des clients

6
4,7 sur 5 étoiles
5 étoiles
4
4 étoiles
2
3 étoiles
0
2 étoiles
0
1 étoile
0
The Idiot
Format: PaperbackModifier
Prix:8,00 $+Livraison gratuite avec Amazon Prime

Votre évaluation(Effacer)Évaluez cet article
Partagez ce que vous pensez avec les autres clients

Un problème s'est produit lors du filtrage des commentaires. Veuillez réessayer plus tard.

Affichage de 1-4 sur 4 commentaires(5 étoiles)afficher tous les commentaires
3 sur 3 personnes ont trouvé le commentaire suivant utile
le 29 décembre 2006
The Idiot is one of the finest novels in history, perhaps the finest. In this novel, the enigma that is often referred to as "THE RUSSIAN SOUL" is variously dissected through the different characters and more so by the hero of the story Prince Myshkin. In its simplest explanation, it is a soul with good intentions but faulty in executing the intentions. It is a soul in conflict, driven by the zest for life and a search of its meaning. Certainly the most Christian of Dostoyevsky's novels, THE IDIOT portrays how disastrous a good life can be. Rich in characters, this classic centers mostly on the good Prince Myshkin, a recovering epileptic with a rich soul who is easily perceived as an 'idiot' by the casual observer who focuses on his childlike manners especially in expressing himself and his naivety in dealing with people. But then a closer look reveals that his manners are the reflections of his honest soul, the wealth of his big heart and the broadness of his mind.

And only in deeper engagements does it become evident that Myshkin however has superior understanding and expression, which makes him modest and intelligent rather than stupid. His simple, honest and decent life is succinctly conveyed in his interactions, generating both love and resentment. The saintly Myshkin however struggles to deal with a materialistic world which has no place for the virtuous, and to reconcile his passionate and compassionate love for two women. But the love of the women corrupt and drives men out of their minds. Nastasia Filipovna whom Myshkin has compassionate love for is a tormented soul that can only love Christ and in Myshkin she found that Christ-like figure. Her rival Aglia has Myshkin's heart but failed to understand Myshkin's serene love for her and abandons him to the destructive love of Nastasia.

This is great intellectual work that we should to take seriously in general, a book to read with a serious mindset. Then you will understand the unique nature of Russia which our western minds have difficulties to comprehend. This strange land called Russia that has a bigger soul than any other is explored here in this story in a way that only Dostoyevsky unveils. Read it and you will finish it enriched. The Idiot is a thoroughly enjoyable novel of ideas that explores the nature of man and society and gives you a better idea of man and his actions. You shouldn't find it strange that the characters are philosophical, impulsive, introspective, energetic, colorful, and extreme in their passions. That is Russia, a land of extremes. This book is likely to impact you. It is one of the few of our times. I highly recommend it along with THE UNION MOUJIK.Also recommended: THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV,THE USURPER AND OTHER STORIES, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
0CommentaireCette évaluation a-t-elle été utile pour vous?OuiNonEnvoi du commentaire en cours...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas pu enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus
3 sur 4 personnes ont trouvé le commentaire suivant utile
le 11 mars 2005
The Idiot is one of the finest novels in history, perhaps the finest. In this novel, the enigma that is often referred to as "THE RUSSIAN SOUL" is variously dissected through the different characters and more so by the hero of the story Prince Myshkin. In its simplest explanation, it is a soul with good intentions but faulty in executing the intentions. It is a soul in conflict, driven by the zest for life and a search of its meaning. Certainly the most Christian of Dostoyevsky's novels, THE IDIOT portrays how disastrous a good life can be. Rich in characters, this classic centers mostly on the good Prince Myshkin, a recovering epileptic with a rich soul who is easily perceived as an 'idiot' by the casual observer who focuses on his childlike manners especially in expressing himself and his naivety in dealing with people. But then a closer look reveals that his manners are the reflections of his honest soul, the wealth of his big heart and the broadness of his mind.
And only in deeper engagements does it become evident that Myshkin however has superior understanding and expression, which makes him modest and intelligent rather than stupid. His simple, honest and decent life is succinctly conveyed in his interactions, generating both love and resentment. The saintly Myshkin however struggles to deal with a materialistic world which has no place for the virtuous, and to reconcile his passionate and compassionate love for two women. But the love of the women corrupt and drives men out of their minds. Nastasia Filipovna whom Myshkin has compassionate love for is a tormented soul that can only love Christ and in Myshkin she found that Christ-like figure. Her rival Aglia has Myshkin's heart but failed to understand Myshkin's serene love for her and abandons him to the destructive love of Nastasia.
This is great intellectual work that we should to take seriously in general, a book to read with a serious mindset. Then you will understand the unique nature of Russia which our western minds have difficulties to comprehend. This strange land called Russia that has a bigger soul than any other is explored here in this story in a way that only Dostoyevsky unveils. Read it and you will finish it enriched. The Idiot is a thoroughly enjoyable novel of ideas that explores the nature of man and society and gives you a better idea of man and his actions. You shouldn't find it strange that the characters are philosophical, impulsive, introspective, energetic, colorful, and extreme in their passions. That is Russia, a land of extremes. This book is likely to impact you. It is one of the few of our times. I highly recommend it along with DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE.
Also recommended: THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, THE UNION MOUJIK, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, TRIPLE AGENT DOUBLE CROSS
0CommentaireCette évaluation a-t-elle été utile pour vous?OuiNonEnvoi du commentaire en cours...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas pu enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus
le 10 juillet 2015
Well written. Interesting, easy to read.
0CommentaireCette évaluation a-t-elle été utile pour vous?OuiNonEnvoi du commentaire en cours...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas pu enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus
le 13 mars 2015
Great book and Quick shipping
0CommentaireCette évaluation a-t-elle été utile pour vous?OuiNonEnvoi du commentaire en cours...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas pu enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Paperback - Aug. 22 2001)
CDN$ 7.50

The Idiot
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Paperback - July 8 2003)
CDN$ 14.56

The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Paperback - Aug. 23 2005)
CDN$ 8.00