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I need to finish listening to Dostoevsky's "The Idiot."

The main character is based on Jesus and Don Quixote, and interesting mix. Basically, he's humble but comes from a royal lineage, and most look down on him and you see the contrast of interactions with various people of this world with a humble soul.

Irwin Weil gives a good lecture on this with a brief biography of Dostoevsky here.

Some that I've talked to see that as his second-best book behind The Brothers Karamazov. Then Notes from the Underground as a short one to hear the rantings of a madman who has been living underground to see how the depraved human mind works.

I went off-topic, but mentioned those as good ones for fiction, really good heavy philosophy packed into novels, dissecting and laying bare the human mind and soul. The kind of books that change you when they expose flaws you have you didn't realize were there or lies you tell yourself as you read them in a character in the book.

68 days ago
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I need to finish listening to Dostoevsky's "The Idiot."

The main character is based on Jesus and Don Quixote, and interesting mix. Basically, he's humble but comes from a royal lineage, and most look down on him and you see the contrast of interactions with various people of this world with a humble soul.

Irwin Weil gives a good lecture on this with a brief biography of Dostoevsky here.

Some that I've talked to see that as his second-best book behind The Brothers Karamazov. Then Notes from the Underground as a short one to hear the rantings of a madman who has been living underground to see how the depraved human mind works.

I went off-topic, but mentioned those as good ones for fiction, really good heavy philosophy packed into novels, dissecting and laying bare the human mind and soul. The kind of books that change you when they expose flaws you have you didn't realize were there or lies you tell yourself as you read them in a character in the book.

68 days ago
1 score