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By André Gide

This was once the 1st book in English in its entirety of Gide's severe learn of the Russian genius. Albert J. Guerard notes in his advent, "[This e-book] conveys . . . the buzz of intensely own and sympathetic analyzing and the surprise of recognition."

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1 8 5 6 : "What has happened to my soul and my beliefs, my intellect and my affections in the space of these four years, I shall not tell you! The tale would be too long. The unbroken meditation, wherein I found refuge from the bitterness of reality, has surely not been vain. " And in another passage : "Do not imagine, I pray you, that I am still as moody and suspicious as I was in my last years in Petersburg. All that has gone for ever. " And not long after, in another letter to S. D. , 1 we come across this extraordinary confession (the italics are Dostoevsky's !

I was the sixth; we were called up in threes, so I came in the second group, and I had a few moments left to live. I thought of you, brother, and of yours; at that last moment you alone were in my thoughts, and then I realized how much I loved you, beloved brother! I had time to kiss Plestcheyev and Dourov, who were beside me, and bid them farewell. At last the retreat was sounded, those tied to the 1 Bienstock, p. 9 8 . , p. 1 849· 3 1 00. Letter to his brother Michael, from the fortress, August 27, Ibid.

387-8. Letter to N. N. Stnkhov, Dresden, December z, 1870. , p. 415. Letter to A.. N. Maikov, Dresden, March z, 1 87 1 . , pp. �64-5. Letter to N. N . Strakhov, Dresden, February z6, 1 810. DO S T O E V S K Y soul-destroying. I want each of my works to be good in itself"1 • • • we can, without cavilling, admit that he did not break his vow. But he cherished throughout his life the belief that with more time and freedom he could have given better expres­ sion to his thought. " Self-delusion, maybe?

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