The Gambler

The Gambler In this dark and compelling short novel Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general Alexey tries to break through th

In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuatedIn this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General s cruel yet seductive niece, Polina In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait.

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The Gambler

  1. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Constance Garnett Nesrin Altınova Hazal Ungan Gary Saul Morson says:
    Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death of his mother in 1837 he was sent to St Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College Dostoyevsky s father died in 1839, most likely of apoplexy, but it was rud that he was murdered by his own serfs Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in 1844 to devote himself to writing His first novel, Poor Folk appeared in 1846.That year he joined a group of utopian socialists He was arrested in 1849 and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia Dostoyevsky spent four years in hard labor and four years as a soldier in Semipalatinsk, a city in what it is today Kazakhstan.Dostoyevsky returned to St Petersburg in 1854 as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiences The House of the Dead, 1860 a fictional account of prison life, The Insulted and Injured, which reflects the author s refutation of naive Utopianism in the face of evil, and Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, his account of a trip to Western Europe.In 1857 Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a 29 year old widow He resigned from the army two years later Between the years 1861 and 1863 he served as editor of the monthly periodical Time, which was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising.In 1864 65 his wife and brother died and he was burdened with debts His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction From the turmoil of the 1860s emerged Notes from the Underground, a psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky s artistic development.In 1867 Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his 22 year old stenographer They traveled abroad and returned in 1871 By the time of The Brothers Karamazov 1879 80 , Dostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers.

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  1. Igrok The Gambler Le Joueur, Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Gambler Russian , Igrok is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general The novella reflects Dostoyevsky s own addiction to roulette, which was in ways than one the inspiration for the book Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts.The first person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russia [...]

  2. Can I possibly not understand myself that I m a lost man But why can t I resurrect 141 It is not just the extraordinary psychological depth of the characters nor the engaging story that masterfully manages the element of surprise This novella had a great impact on me for the simple reason that whenever I read certain passages, I saw him His obsessions, his fears, his passion for a distant woman, his despair Dostoyevsky was there, trying to survive.Alexei Ivanovich is a 25 year old tutor that wor [...]

  3. Not one of his greater works, but one that reveals his adept ability at multi layered characterization The story behind the story is almost as interesting he had to write this on a tight schedule because of his own gambling debts Always an introspective narrator, with subtle empathy for an imperfect hero Raskolnikov Dostoyevsky here was able to describe the feelings, anxiety, and drives of a gambling addict.

  4. 4.0 stars Fyodor Dostoevsky is a phenomenal writer and an icon of Russian literature In this story, he has once again written a novel comprised of superb prose, unique characters and some very insightful comments about the human condition For that, this novel deserves nothing less than 4 stars HOWEVER, as a native of Las Vegas who has just recently been given the opportunity to read this book after the lifting of the 100 year ban imposed by the State of Nevada on public dissemination of this boo [...]

  5. You can be seized in an instant by the forces of addiction and obsession It happened to Dostoyevsky he became addicted to gambling after one impulsive stop at a roulette table and it took place while he already was in the grip of an obsession The object of his obsession the beautiful Apollinaria Suslova, one of his students and 20 years his junior This femme fatale appears in various forms in many of Dostoyevsky s novels In The Gambler she is Polina Alexandrovna He s in there too, as the narrato [...]

  6. Es el Jugador el libro con mayores caracter sticas autobiogr ficas de Dostoievski sin lugar a dudas Todo lo que le pasa al personaje de Alexei Ivanovich, y su relaci n con Polina Alexandrovna, un alter ego de Polina Suslova, la estudiante que fue su amante en una de las pocas m s tormentosas de su vida, cuadran exactamente con su vida real, cuando el autor sufri una adicci n feroz al juego durante su exilio en Baden Baden Es m s, lleg incluso a empe ar el anillo de casamiento de su esposa.Dostoi [...]

  7. The small black ball rolls, rolls, makes small goat jumps before stopping in a hut Those who are around, who follow his farandole, hold their breath and perhaps close their eyes so as not to see All are subject to this chance Will they lose or to win To lose and win again or turn your back and go Dostoyevsky tells one of his protagonists that it takes courage to turn his heels and run away from the table Alexei Ivanovich, in spite of all his promises, ended up turning, like Lot s wife Struck imm [...]

  8. Dostoyevsky no necesitaba terapeuta, l mismo ya se bastaba para analizar sus problemas No es que eso le sirviera en ese momento perdi todo su dinero apostando poco despu s de la publicaci n de esta novela , pero no se podr decir que no analiza de manera objetiva y casi cl nica la ludopat a, la enfermedad que le hac a perderlo todo en la ruleta.En cierta manera, Alexei Iv novich es l Y de todos los sentimientos que me ha podido provocar este libro, el m s intenso es la tristeza Tristeza porque, c [...]

  9. Jogo Uma Escravid o Auto InduzidaAi como poderosa aquela bolinha brilhante que corre, que saltita alegremente de casa em casa, de n mero em n mero, alheia aos olhares ansiosos daqueles que lhe seguem o rasto Aten ot a abrandara abrandara abrandarPAROU Seguem se os gritos de prazer dos que ganham e os suspiros desencantados dos que perdem Os jogadores e outros viciados que tais, s o escravos marionetes dum poder maior que os manipula restringindo lhes a liberdade e enegrecendo lhes a vida Sua Maj [...]

  10. Scrierea Juc torului a fost un pariu n sine i are propria sa poveste Dostoievski nu a avut dec t patru s pt m ni pentru a l scrie i pentru a i achita datoriile cu banii c tiga i de pe urma lui.Romanul scurt, aproape o nuvel apare n 1866, c nd Dostoievski se ntoarce n Rusia dup ce pierde la jocuri at t banii s i c t i banii unei prietene i, pentru a ntoarce datoria, se angajeaz s scrie pentru o editur n acest r stimp o nt lne te pe Anna Grigorievna Snitkina, o fat lini tit i modest care, nc ntat [...]

  11. I ve never been an addict to anything at least anything harmful But I might have been one if I were in the right place to be an addict of something I might have been an addict of drugs as I know myself I have never felt that I should care so much to be healthy especially when I was younger I ve never been a drug addict simply because I never had drugs around myself My surroundings, my circles of social friends were always drug free I have also never been a gambler and at this time before reading [...]

  12. Seria c mico se n o fosse tr gico Dostoievsky fala na primeira pessoa de um tema que conhece bem, o fanatismo do jogo e a adrenalina sentida frente roleta Arriscar tudo, perder tudo e ainda assim provocar o destino e lan ar a ltima moeda perseguindo a ideia louca de ganhar uma fortuna sem trabalhar.Nesta hist ria tudo se joga, todas as personagens fazem jogadas que n o t m for osamente de ser frente roleta As amizades, as paix es, at os la os familiares tem um denominador comum o dinheiro, ou a [...]

  13. The William Tell Overture An Alphabetical Anecdote a I used to live in student accommodation in the city of Edinburgh, sometimes dubbed city of literature, despite people buying DVDs than books per annum b I spent my days in a box room writing mediocre essays about Austen and Dickens c In my spare time, I wrote appalling 900 page tracts about sexual frustration I used self deprecating humour to make life seem less terrible d This technique doesn t have the same efficacy in my mid twenties e But [...]

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