In this almost documentary account of his own experience of penal servitude in Siberia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. The intricate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their ten-pound leg-fetters is an extraordinary tour de force, compared by Turgenev to passages from Dante''s Inferno. Terror and resignation - the rampages of a psychopath, the brief serene interlude of..
''He was constantly harassed with the idea, that the next time he lifted his eyes, he would to a certainty see that face, the most repulsive to all his feelings of aught the earth..Подробнее
This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan''s most dramatic..Описание
"If I were assured of your eventual destruction I would, in the interests of the public, cheerfully accept my own".In The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the consulting detective''s..Подробнее
This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary tale of a geisha - summoning up a quarter century, from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan''s..Описание