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An episode in the making of Perov's "Portrait of Dostoevsky! The true face of the artist as seen by the painter.

I have been studying "Shinran and Dostoevsky" since the summer of 2019, and the more I learn, the more I become attached to it, to the point that I finally bought a framed portrait of it to hang in my room.

And the artist who painted this Dostoevsky is Perloff, who is introduced here.

In this article we will look at the episode that led to this portrait. We learn about Dostoevsky's unique love of children.

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Four recommended works of Dostoevsky! A selection of gems and masterpieces of interesting Russian literature!

あのトルストイと並ぶロシアの文豪、ドストエフスキー。

ドストエフスキーといえば『罪と罰』や『カラマーゾフの兄弟』など文学界では知らぬ者のない名作を残した圧倒的巨人です。彼は人間心理の深層をえぐり出し、重厚で混沌とした世界を私達の前に開いてみせます。そして彼の独特な語り口とあくの強い個性的な人物達が織りなす物語には何とも言えない黒魔術的な魅力があります。私もその黒魔術に魅せられた一人です。

この記事ではそんなドストエフスキーのおすすめ作品や参考書を紹介していきます。またどの翻訳がおすすめか、何から読み始めるべきかなどのお役立ち情報もお話ししていきます。

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Dostoevsky Chronology and List of Works - A quick look at Dostoevsky's life

This article includes a list of Dostoevsky's works and a brief chronology of his life.

Dostoevsky's life is a tumultuous one that cannot be described in a simplified chronology. Especially around the time of his outing to Europe with his wife Anna, he had a spectacular gambling-crazed life.

Dostoevsky's works are also closely related to his life. Knowing his life will be a great help in understanding his works.

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The Brothers Karamazov Synopsis and Comments - Dostoevsky's greatest work! What is God? What is life? What is freedom?

It has been 120 years since "The Brothers Karamazov" was first published. There is a good reason why it continues to be loved by many people even after such a long time has passed.

I think it is because of the charm of this story, something that appeals to readers, that it continues to be read in this way.

The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorite Dostoevsky works and one to which I have a strong emotional attachment.

Although it is difficult to pick up this work because it is a full-length novel, I heartily recommend it.

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Dostoevsky's "The Minor" Synopsis and Thoughts - A hidden masterpiece from his later years! 'I want to be a Rothschild.

Dostoevsky's depiction of Russian chaos was so complex and bizarre that it shattered the still immature "underage" Arkazy into pieces of wood.

The fall of Dostoevsky's former utopia of "Europe" and the chaos of Russia.

What can save people in such dire circumstances? This is the question Dostoevsky asks his readers in this work.

The issues raised in this work would later mature and be incorporated into the last major work, "The Brothers Karamazov.

Although "Minors" has been overshadowed by other works, it contains something very important in terms of ideology.

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The Diary of a Writer" Synopsis and Impressions - If you want to get to know Dostoevsky's personality, this is the film for you!

The Diary of a Writer is full of tender looks at the oppressed, including children and women.

I myself felt Dostoevsky's personality and gentle gaze for the first time when I read "Diary of a Writer.

This is a great book to learn about Dostoevsky's personality.

Although the work is quite voluminous, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Dostoevsky.

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Dostoevsky's "Evil Spirits" Synopsis and Impressions - Dostoevsky's masterpiece exposes the gruesome reality of revolutionaries.

The magical power of this work is immeasurable.

Strong-willed characters clash and assert themselves on a single stage.

As if possessed by an "evil spirit," the villains cleverly and cruelly plunge society into chaos. The process is so realistic that it made my stomach churn with emotion.

The story soon progresses to an ultimate showdown between life and death, and one cannot take one's eyes off what will happen next, or what is going on in their hearts.

This is a terrific piece of work.

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Dostoevsky's "The Eternal Husband" Synopsis and Comments - A strange love triangle between a beautiful wife, her cuckold husband, and an adulterous man.

The Eternal Husband" is a brilliant work in Dostoevsky's signature psychological portrayal of the chaos of the deep mind, where one never knows what one might do. Although it is a bit of a tough introduction to Dostoevsky, I highly recommend this work for those who are into Dostoevsky.

The volume of the novel is also a medium-length novel, which means that the page count is reasonable for Dostoevsky.

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Dostoevsky's "The Moron" Synopsis and Comments - The Creation of Christ - Deep Relationship with Don Quixote and Remise

Although it aims to portray Christ as "an unconditionally beautiful human being," it is more than enough to enjoy without any knowledge of Christianity. (Of course, it is better to know about it to appreciate it more deeply.)

It is such an outstanding work of fiction and art.

Although it is a work that has not been shown much in the shadows of Crime and Punishment, it is very highly regarded as one of Dostoevsky's masterpieces. It is interesting. I strongly recommend it.