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The Double: A Petersburg Poem



A haunting psychological novella of Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin and his doppelgänger.

Translated by Constance Garnett (1861-1946)

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Goldyadkin - incipient psychosis?

The Double is not among my my favourite Dostoevsky's. Is the story simply the account of our hero's stumbling journey into psychosis and the reaction of less than sympathetic St. Petersberg onlookers? What have I missed?

Excellent read, however...

...little confused about the ending. '"You vill haf a gofernment apartment, mit firewood, mit licht, und mit serfices, vich you don't deserve," Krestyan Ivanovich's reply came sternly and terribly, like a verdict. Our hero cried out and clutched his head. Alas! he had lon forseen it!' Would somebody be able to explain this? thanks

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