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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free Double, the protagonist, Golyadkin senior, is persecuted by his double, Golyadkin junior, who resembles him closely in almost every detail The latter abuses the former with mounting scorn and brutality as the tale proceeds toward its frightening denouement Characteristic Dostoyevskyan themes of helplessness, victimization, and scandal are beautifully handled here with an artistry that qualifies the story as a small masterpieceStudents of literature, admirers of Dostoyevsky, and general readers will all be delighted to have this classic work available in this inexpensive but high quality edition."/>
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The Double
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 0486295729

The Double[Ebook] ➤ The Double By Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Essayreview.co.uk While his literary reputation rests mainly on such celebrated novels as Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, Dostoyevsky also wrote much superb short fiction The Double is one While his literary reputation rests mainly on such celebrated novels as Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, Dostoyevsky also wrote much superb short fiction The Double is one of the finest of his shorter works It appeared inhis second published work and is by far the most significant of his early stories, not least for its successful, straight faced treatment of a hallucinatory themeIn The Double, the protagonist, Golyadkin senior, is persecuted by his double, Golyadkin junior, who resembles him closely in almost every detail The latter abuses the former with mounting scorn and brutality as the tale proceeds toward its frightening denouement Characteristic Dostoyevskyan themes of helplessness, victimization, and scandal are beautifully handled here with an artistry that qualifies the story as a small masterpieceStudents of literature, admirers of Dostoyevsky, and general readers will all be delighted to have this classic work available in this inexpensive but high quality edition.


About the Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in His debut, the epistolary novella Poor Folk , made his name In he was arrested for involvement with the politically subversive Petrashevsky circle and until he lived in a convict prison in Omsk, Siberia From this experience came The House of the Dead In he began the journal Vremya Time Already married, he fell in love with one of his contributors, Appollinaria Suslova, eighteen years his junior, and developed a ruinous passion for roulette After the death of his first wife, Maria, in , Dostoyevsky completed Notes from Underground and began work towards Crime and Punishment The major novels of his late period are The Idiot , Demons and The Brothers Karamazov He died in Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky see Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Feodor Dostoevsky or Dosto evski see Fiodor Dosto evski Fi dor M Dostoievski F dor Mikha lovitch Dosto evski.


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  1. says:

    Through the bureaucratic ocean of papers, there lies Josef K., bored with unanswered arguments.Behind an unapologetic desk, Bartleby sits in silence, preferring nothing.As a fearful door opens, Bashmachkin leaves the smothering atmosphere of the office, ready to meet with the others All set to forget the tasteless morning coffee and the men trying to make their way through scheme and flattery, and recover the humanity once lost The sun is setting A gentle breeze with a scent of independence c Through the bureaucratic ocean of papers, there lies Josef K., bored with unanswered arguments.Behind an unapologetic desk, Bartleby sits in silence, preferring nothing.As a fearful door opens, Bashmachkin leaves the smothering atmosphere of the office, ready to meet with the others All set to forget the tasteless morning coffee and the men trying to make their way through scheme and flattery, and recover the humanity once lost The sun is setting A gentle breeze with a scent of independence caresses their faces Golyadkin, our protagonist, is waiting for them.The world of the oppressed rests in Dostoyevsky s prose The essential analyst of the human nature Briefly, The Double is about Mr Golyadkin and his doppelg nger, Mr Golyadkin Jr., someone who has been born under a stressful snowstorm.This novella has many elements that can be found in Gogol s work His influence on Dostoyevsky is well known However, this writer dealt with those same themes with an innovative style that traces clear boundaries He even did that with his own work For me, this was nothing like the novels I have read before Universal themes like oppression, sorrow, alienation, work and loneliness are always treated from different angles and original ways of execution Originality perceived by the mind of S bato we all are the sum of what we have read Topics don t change the way we deal with them might When I read The Brothers Karamazov, my eyes contemplated Dostoyevsky s genius, word by word My copy is all written I highlighted hundreds of sentences that tried to enlighten the intricate path toward the mind A modest attempt at understanding However, the times I underlined something on The Double was for the main purpose of keeping up with the story Actions Names I din t find many memorable reflections that left me at awe The ones I found were at the beginning, mostly So, what then It was all in the interpretation The development of facts, the story itself was what left me staring at an invisible point, drawing in the air, pondering about my own existence and the futility of things The fragility of one of the most precious things we own Our mind A set of cognitive faculties A place A process Sanity.His position at that moment was like the position of a man standing over a frightful precipice, when the earth breaks away under him, is rocking, shifting, sways for a last time, and falls, drawing him into the abyss, and meanwhile the unfortunate man has neither the strength nor the firmness of spirit to jump back, to take his eyes from the yawning chasm the abyss draws him, and he finally leaps into it himself, himself hastening the moment of his own perdition 39 We cannot own our mind Under certain circumstances sad, nerve wracking, shameful circumstances , it reacts as it pleases Or the best way it can It is the main source of who we are and yet, a trivial fact has the power to break it A single act An accumulation of traumatic acts A life of unfortunate events A pile of obedient frustrations The meek silence of unwanted, inevitable solitude The desire of success in a suffocating environment with people that have already been chosen over you The search of identity in an alienated world You can t be alone too much.These are just some of the observations that emerge from The Double, a true work of art that portrays a man s psychological struggle using a brushstroke of unforgiving reality We are placed inside Golyadkin s head We are privileged spectators of his mind We see it work We see it weep We see it shocked, unable to move We shout, because we know what to do even though we probably would react the same way if we were in his shoes, you never know A privilege that thrills and frightens.There s much emotion in Dostoyevsky s descriptive and cautious writing So much, it s difficult to bear.Sep 29, 15 Note Months ago, I watched a 2013 film starring Jesse Eisenberg, based on this novella Artistically exquisite Keep it in mind Also on my blog

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    Nabokov considered this Dostoyevsky s best work, but, then again, Nabokov didn t like Dostoyevsky he also called the novella an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol s Nose The Double is indeed a great work, though far from Dostoyevsky s greatest too full of repetitions, verbal and structural, too often willfully obscure , and I would argue it is great precisely because of the manner in which it obviously and shamelessly imitates Gogol.In The Double, the twenty five year old Dosto Nabokov considered this Dostoyevsky s best work, but, then again, Nabokov didn t like Dostoyevsky he also called the novella an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol s Nose The Double is indeed a great work, though far from Dostoyevsky s greatest too full of repetitions, verbal and structural, too often willfully obscure , and I would argue it is great precisely because of the manner in which it obviously and shamelessly imitates Gogol.In The Double, the twenty five year old Dostoyevsky sought to discover his own path as a writer by imitating to the point of parody the style and themes of Gogol, a writer he dearly loved He took Gogol s typical protagonist a middle class bureaucrat of the rank of titular councillor and speculated how would a Gogol hero like this a lonely egoist obsessed with rank, humiliated by slights, isolated in suspicion and near poverty react if he encountered a man who looked and acted exactly like himself and who began, little by little, to take over his life, his apartment, his acquaintances, even his duties as titular councillor Dostoyevsky concluded such a man would certainly go mad, and decided to document from the protagonist s point of view his agonized descent into delusion.In his exaggerated imitation of Gogol, Dostoevsky so thoroughly identifies with the councillor s point of view that his parody becomes an implied criticism Gogol as he did in The Overcoat, The Nose, and The Diary of a Madman would have abased his hero, ridiculed him, exploited him as a figure of fun and as an excuse for violent shifts in tone and mood, all the psychological insight he possessed subordinate to satiric intent and dramatic effect Dostoyevsky however was too compassionate a writer, too empathetic a man, to objectify his hero in this way Instead, he identifies with him thoroughly, creates an experience so immediate and so real that the reader is forced to experience the consciousness of a madman, alternately consumed by shame and filled with elation, disoriented and alienated in a hostile and ambiguous world Where Gogol would have presented the reader with an absurd situation, a philosophical dilemma, Dostoevsky instead immerses him in a psychological crisis And this psychological crisis, for those familiar with Dostoevsky s later work, hints at the existential and theological crises yet to come

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    We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw Alas Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass T.S Eliot The Hollow MenYakov Golyadkin is one of those men and Fyodor Dostoyevsky enjoys deriding his hollowness Hitherto, gentlemen, you have not known me To explain myself here and now would not be appropriate I will only touch on it lightly in passing There are people, gentlemen, who dislike rounda We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw Alas Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass T.S Eliot The Hollow MenYakov Golyadkin is one of those men and Fyodor Dostoyevsky enjoys deriding his hollowness Hitherto, gentlemen, you have not known me To explain myself here and now would not be appropriate I will only touch on it lightly in passing There are people, gentlemen, who dislike roundabout ways and only mask themselves at masquerades There are people who do not see man s highest avocation in polishing the floor with their boots There are people, gentlemen, who refuse to say that they are happy and enjoying a full life when, for instance, their trousers set properly There are people, finally, who dislike dashing and whirling about for no object, fawning, and licking the dust, and above all, gentlemen, poking their noses where they are not wanted I ve told you almost everything, gentlemen now allow me to withdraw The main hero may seem to be full of high ideals but those ideals are nothing but his groundless fantasies He is in love but he wants to win his love in a very strange way What if that chandelier, flashed through Mr Golyadkin s mind, were to come down from the ceiling and fall upon the company I should rush at once to save Klara Olsufyevna Save her I should cry Don t be alarmed, madam, it s of no consequence, I will rescue you, I Then When Yakov Golyadkin starts seeing his double or rather his evil doppelg nger, he just sees his doom and nemesis The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky andThe Metamorphosisby Franz Kafka are very close in their main idea both Yakov Golyadkin and Gregor Samsa are surplus persons for whom the world has no use so eventually it destroys them Perhaps it will all be for the best, he thought, and perhaps in this way I ve run away from trouble Mr Golyadkin suddenly became all at once light hearted Oh, if only it could turn out for the best thought our hero, though he put little faith in his own words I know what I ll do , he thought No, I know, I d better try the other tack Or wouldn t it be better to do this Some are born to be masters of their lives and some are just fly by night moths hurrying to burn in the candle flame

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    Dvojn k The Double Two Versions, Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Double is a novella written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky It was first published on January 30, 1846 in the Fatherland Notes The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposi Dvojn k The Double Two Versions, Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Double is a novella written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky It was first published on January 30, 1846 in the Fatherland Notes The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposites to those of the toadying pushover protagonist The motif of the novella is a doppelganger an apparition or double of a living person 2009 1368 258 1381 238 1387 246 9789646629363 1368 279 1391 214 9789642091447 1393 184 9789643745257 1396 252 9786007511169

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    The morbidly sensitive and pretentious clerk Golyadkin, already clinically deranged by the social pressures of his office and by unrequited love, suffers a growing persecution mania, which leads him to encounter another man looking exactly like him who is the leader of a conspiracy against him He is finally driven to a madhouse by a series of encounters with this being, who is sometimes clearly his own reflection in a glass, sometimes the embodiment of his own aggressive fantasies, sometimes an The morbidly sensitive and pretentious clerk Golyadkin, already clinically deranged by the social pressures of his office and by unrequited love, suffers a growing persecution mania, which leads him to encounter another man looking exactly like him who is the leader of a conspiracy against him He is finally driven to a madhouse by a series of encounters with this being, who is sometimes clearly his own reflection in a glass, sometimes the embodiment of his own aggressive fantasies, sometimes an unpleasant ordinary mortal who happens to have the same name and appearance, and sometimes, in some supernatural way, himself.Dostoevsky s voices are woven subtly together so that one hardly has time to register their differences in the flow of reading an illusion of objectivity is thus created Nonetheless, it does not go far enough to dispel an underlying, ghostly, whispering anxiety is the double real or not The real interpretive problem for the reader is deciding whether the double exists in the world, or only as a figment of Mr Golyadkin s imagination Is he mad Does he have some sort of identity disorder Is he the victim of some elaborate prank or is it all simply true It makes for a fascinating psychological study, whether or not there is a natural explanation within the narrative Since the whole work is from Golyadkin s perspective, albeit in the third person, the reader is trapped claustrophobically in his panicked and chaotic mindset Other characters appear to see the double, but there is always the possibility that we are seeing their reactions through Mr Golyadkin s eyes This isor less the blueprint for later doppelganger narratives, often referenced in theory on the topic, and although the idea of the double is probably as old as humanity, Dostoevsky seems to have been one of the first writers to develop the idea Structurally, the narrative works so well, and is less dense than some of his other novels He really keeps you on your toes right up to it s finale Reading this, lead me to Jos Saramago s modern take on the doppelg nger, which I marginally prefered

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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Mise en Abyme The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Original Review, 1981 03 23 Hammett I take to have a brilliant literary mind and to be well read in Literature I take him to be able to know what a Byronic Hero is, what others thought about that, to have his own thoughts about it, as well as lots of other things like about detective stories , of course And I take him to have an idea of what a parable is and how it differs from a sto If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Mise en Abyme The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Original Review, 1981 03 23 Hammett I take to have a brilliant literary mind and to be well read in Literature I take him to be able to know what a Byronic Hero is, what others thought about that, to have his own thoughts about it, as well as lots of other things like about detective stories , of course And I take him to have an idea of what a parable is and how it differs from a story, or what an archetype or double is Take the double all he has to do is READ Poe s William Wilson, or Dostoevsky s The Double to get what it is as Literature Or to read Hamlet to know how a mise en abyme works He knows these things and uses them WITH THE MIND OF A BRILLIANT WRITER A mind that processes literature not as a critic or simple reader, but as a creator of it

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    Numb and chill with horror, our hero woke up, and numb and chill with horror felt that his waking state was hardlycheerfulIt was oppressive and harrowingHe was overcome by such anguish that it seemed as though someone were gnawing at his heartThe Double is a vivid, relentless depiction of one man s downward spiral into the impulsivity, indecision, tormenting confusion and ultimate chaos of severe mental illness Golyadkin s agonizing descent, fueled by alienation, paranoia andNumb and chill with horror, our hero woke up, and numb and chill with horror felt that his waking state was hardlycheerfulIt was oppressive and harrowingHe was overcome by such anguish that it seemed as though someone were gnawing at his heartThe Double is a vivid, relentless depiction of one man s downward spiral into the impulsivity, indecision, tormenting confusion and ultimate chaos of severe mental illness Golyadkin s agonizing descent, fueled by alienation, paranoia and self loathing, is incredibly gripping Deftly plotted, harrowing, insidious, and heartbreaking, this supposedly minor work of Doestoevsky s is anything but This nuanced, meticulous character study is dark and disturbing, the unbearably harsh inner landscape relieved only rarely by faint glimmers of humor Dostoevsky, the master psychologist, so perfectly delineates the complexities of a mind that s rapidly unraveling, consuming itself in front of the readers very eyes, that, though horrifying, it s nearly impossible to look away Golyadkin frantically bounces back and forth between one extreme and another, and at times this bizarre, erratic behavior would almost be comical if it weren t for the fact that it s so horribly sad Trivial incidents are hideously magnified or minimized, distorted beyond all recognition, lost Increasingly, he cannot think of anything, though his thoughts catch at everything like bramblesHis mind finally becomes so detached from itself that it splits, torn and fragmented, utterly disconnected, yet still bleating in distress What made this often extremely dismal tale so poignant and touching was Dostoevsky s palpable compassion for his wretched character it illuminates a miserable fellow human being deserving of our sympathy and understanding For while, at least on the surface, Golyadkin may not be Dostoevsky s most relatable creation, he certainly broke my heart I ll always remember him struggling desperately to come to grips with his own mind, to reassure himself that everything would be okay even when his progressively feverish grasping for sanity secured nothingsubstantial than mocking emptiness and thin air His plight, his undeniable suffering, etched itself on my heart I won t soon forget that piercing, plaintive scream, a mind in unendurable pain, crying out for help, for any kind of respite or relief from its own worst enemy itself

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    I have no desire to meet my doppelg nger Hell would be a place filled with our own doubles, I think There are many literary examples of a double showing up and causing mayhem Superman Xander from Buffy The Nutty Professor Captain Kirk met his double twice, in The Enemy Within and Mirror Mirror It always seems to come down to the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde idea one of the personalities is strong and powerful, and the other kindly, but also too meek and indecisive There follows a struggle I have no desire to meet my doppelg nger Hell would be a place filled with our own doubles, I think There are many literary examples of a double showing up and causing mayhem Superman Xander from Buffy The Nutty Professor Captain Kirk met his double twice, in The Enemy Within and Mirror Mirror It always seems to come down to the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde idea one of the personalities is strong and powerful, and the other kindly, but also too meek and indecisive There follows a struggle to see which one is the better man Whatever happens next, the moral is that we need both aspects to be a whole person Mr Golyadkin in The Double is confronted with his doppelg nger This situation is different than those I ve mentioned, for there is no split between the weak and strong personality traits The guy is all weak I guess that makes thisof a parody Before the encounter, he is shown to be vain and petty and ineffective He goes on fake shopping trips for expensive goods which he never actually buys, seemingly to impress store clerks and himself of his own importance So when Golyadkin does meet his double, it really is his double There is no need to get back to another dimension and somehow integrate The enjoyment of this book is the comical situations that arise from these meetings Yet it is nightmarish at the same time because the man is simply going insane We are only ever in Golyadkin s head, 3rd person limited, and the clues from the other characters make it fairly clear that there really is no double Written in 1846, The Double is Dostoyevsky s second novel and it wasn t well received He revised the novel in 1866 and that is the version we read today It s a complicated psychological study And it s fun Whatcould you want

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    Creepy precursor to Kafka This surreal early Dostoevsky novella started as an almost slapstick black comedy whose hapless, paranoid, wussy little hero suddenly acquires a double a slick, devious sociopath who sets out to undermine him and usurp his life We never really know if this is a psychotic delusion, a psychological shadow or even the Devil himself Anxiety escalates to an almost unbearable level while the exaggerated dramatic narrative never totally loses its dark sense of hu Creepy precursor to Kafka This surreal early Dostoevsky novella started as an almost slapstick black comedy whose hapless, paranoid, wussy little hero suddenly acquires a double a slick, devious sociopath who sets out to undermine him and usurp his life We never really know if this is a psychotic delusion, a psychological shadow or even the Devil himself Anxiety escalates to an almost unbearable level while the exaggerated dramatic narrative never totally loses its dark sense of humor I read the George Bird translation in Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    So I feel really bad giving this book two stars, but I just cannot justify another one I just can t.Here s the thing It s written in such an odd voice The main character, obviously in need of medical treatment, tends to throw the person s name to whom he is speaking into the conversation wayyyyy too much It s quite distracting, really Not only that, but he starts and restarts his sentences constantly I felt as tho the book should have come with a de coder of sorts just to be able to under So I feel really bad giving this book two stars, but I just cannot justify another one I just can t.Here s the thing It s written in such an odd voice The main character, obviously in need of medical treatment, tends to throw the person s name to whom he is speaking into the conversation wayyyyy too much It s quite distracting, really Not only that, but he starts and restarts his sentences constantly I felt as tho the book should have come with a de coder of sorts just to be able to understand what he was trying to say.I had no idea what I was reading about for the first, ohhhhh, 50 pages or so After that point, the story seemed to come together a little only a little , but to be honest, I still really have no clue what was going on Perhaps that was the point Having the reader question whether it was the main character or themselves who were really the crazies Either way, it confused the hell out of me.I am pretty sure I have missed something here I must have But I cannot bear to reread it to find out what I missed And I m a little upset, too I usually like books that mind f k me Mr Dostoevsky, I am sorry, really, I am, Mr Dostoevsky I tryed, Mr Dostoevsky, I say Mr Dostoevsky, I really did try

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