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    New Reading Project

    Sounds hep to me. The only book Iíve read by Stephen Crane is Red Badge of Courage. I know nothing about Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, so it sounds like fun. When you mentioned it, the first thing...
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    I think there are a number of reasons people...

    I think there are a number of reasons people don’t like the epilogue.

    The first one that comes to mind is what I’ll call the Walter Sobchak theory. That is, we’ve just gone through 500 some odd...
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    A lot of people think the book should’ve ended...

    A lot of people think the book should’ve ended there. But I thought the epilogue put a cherry on top. I liked it. Also I notice the people who thought the epilogue was superfluous, had already read...
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    Hereís the initial description of Marmeladov:



    Iím pretty much a teetotaler as well. Iíve got too many Irish uncles, you see. They were a lot of fun growing up, but after awhile I came to see...
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    Good point, Danik. I didn’t realize Dostoevsky...

    Good point, Danik. I didn’t realize Dostoevsky was rescued by Anna Grigorievna. I guess we can’t separate the writer from what’s written, particularly with this writer. His religiosity, his time in...
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    Well I think that’s just it. Svid has no soul....

    Well I think that’s just it. Svid has no soul. He’s a child molester and a child murderer and it bothers him not. He entered into a marriage (and a contract) with Marfa but cared not a flip about...
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    ^ Good one, Poppin! Svidrigailov is an odd...

    ^ Good one, Poppin!

    Svidrigailov is an odd duck. A weird dude. A maaaaniac. I'm not sure I have him figured out. I tried to hate him, but he's just so charming (for a psycho-killer anyway). I mean...
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    Nice. Thanks for the poem, Danik. It explains a...

    Nice. Thanks for the poem, Danik. It explains a lot. I came across quite a few references to Schiller in the novel. Hereís one I highlighted. Part 6, Chapter 2. Porfiry is speaking to Raskol, who...
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    The translation I have (Pevear and Volokhonsky)...

    The translation I have (Pevear and Volokhonsky) rendered Amalia Ivanovnaís speech in a way a native English speaker would expect a native German speaker, with a strong accent, to speak. It added to...
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    On the topic of books about soldiers returning...

    On the topic of books about soldiers returning from war, Poppin, have you read Nelson Algrenís Man With The Golden Arm? Itís from the same time period as Wise Blood, but is set in and around the...
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    Hah, indeed, itís confusing. Hazel, I think, started as mostly a manís name, but later morphed into mostly a ladyís name. There was a big ole fella named Hazel in Steinbeck's Cannery Row, which is...
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    Nice rundown, Poppin. Speaking of turning away...

    Nice rundown, Poppin. Speaking of turning away from god, I couldnít help myself, Iím rereading Flannery OíConnorís Wise Blood. Itís not exactly current events, but I just kept thinking about it while...
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    Haha. Poppin, itís funny that Rep. Boebert comes to mind when reading the memorial dinner chapter. That chapter reminded me of just about every family get-together Iíve ever been to, on the Irish...
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    Yep, Luzhin cares mainly for Luzhin. I donít think he feels guilty so much about not giving Dunya and Pulcheria enough money as he is remorseful he didnít see how giving them more money would make...
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    Ya know, I wondered about that, but in the...

    Ya know, I wondered about that, but in the translation Iím reading it makes it pretty clear Porfiry is as surprised as Raskol at the false confession. I thought the detective was about at arrest him...
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    Well, I’ll weigh in on the memorial dinner. I’m...

    Well, I’ll weigh in on the memorial dinner. I’m sure critics over the years have found deep meaning in it, but I found myself sort of snickering all the way through it. You see, it reminded me of...
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    Dreams-Schreams Oh yeah, he is quite the...

    Dreams-Schreams

    Oh yeah, he is quite the clever writer. More than once I felt like a fish taking the bait and running for the reeds while somebody yells FISH ON, and Fyodorís on the boat with a...
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    Legalize Shemp! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk I tell ya,...

    Legalize Shemp!

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk

    I tell ya, that story never gets old, and neither do The Stooges. I used to love watching The Stooges in Latin America — Los Tres Idiotos. They’re even funnier...
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    Going from a theoretical crime to a real crime...

    Going from a theoretical crime to a real crime ... there's the rub, eh? Raskol is smart enough to identify a social ill and one of its causes ó poverty and predatory lending ó but then he's stupid...
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    Ah well, last night was a dark and stormy night…...

    Ah well, last night was a dark and stormy night… Come to think of it, in western Washington this time of year they’re all dark and stormy nights, and that’s good reading weather.
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    To Danik’s point, (I’ll echo a lot of what bounty...

    To Danik’s point, (I’ll echo a lot of what bounty said),




    During the punishment phase (section 2 and beyond), Raskol is frantically and at times despairingly searching for a way out. He went...
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    That theory about 7 or 12 types of stories rings...

    That theory about 7 or 12 types of stories rings true to my ear and I know you've heard the quip that there's only 2 plots ó Stranger comes to town, and Hero takes a journey. Iliad and Odyssey....
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    I thought it was interesting how Porfiry sowed...

    I thought it was interesting how Porfiry sowed the seed and then Raskol went to Sonya to hear the story of Lazarus. Sonya resisted mightily reading the bible to him, but Raskol persisted. I think...
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    Man! They are sick a lot in this book. Raskolís sickness seems to be psychosomatic, but Katerinaís ďconsumptionĒ is real and probably not all that unusual for the people of Petersburg in the mid...
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    I had to take a side trip and learn the story of...

    I had to take a side trip and learn the story of Lazarus as is laid out in The Gospel of John. Four days dead and shazam!

    And it's been 4 days since Raskol murdered Alyona and Lizaveta and I'm...
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