I listen to a lot of rap music nowadays, and have done for the last few years. I particularly like the grimy, trap type stuff from guys who have transitioned from selling drugs to selling rap records/downloads. One of the things I love about this type of music from guys like Polo G, Lil Baby,… Continue reading Lil Baby and Lil Durk-is comparison with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky that far-fetched?
I have just finished Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, “The Brothers Karamazov”. I think it is Dostoevsky’s last novel, and it is widely regarded as his best. It is a remarkable book driven by the dialogue of the characters and the forensic insight into the psychology of the characters. Yes, there are events and happenings, most notably… Continue reading I have just finished “The Brothers Karamazov”
I am listening to “The Brothers Karamazov” at the moment and there is a word that pops up in the novel with a great deal of frequency. It is a word that you will not hear much nowadays in normal, everyday conversation. In fact, you may not come across it at all. The word is… Continue reading One of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s favourite words?What does it mean?
I am reading “War and Peace” at the moment and listening to “The Brothers Karamazov” on audiobook. And it is hard to believe that a country like Russia can produce such men as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and then give us the sneering, psychopath Putin some 200 years later. The sensitivity of Dostoevsky’s writing,… Continue reading How did Russia give us Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and then Putin?
I’ve started listing to “The Brothers Karamazov” yesterday evening after downloading it from Audible. I was uncertain whether I would get the audiobook or the written version, but I was determined I would read it again. I read it before on my Kindle but did not fully appreciate it or the genius of Fyodor Dostoevsky.… Continue reading Listening to “The Brothers Karamazov” on audiobook