“It wasn't the New World that mattered...Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”

“It wasn't the New World that mattered...Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”

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Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Idiot is a surprisingly easy read about a young man who cannot understand evil - and how society reacts to what is good.

Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Idiot is a surprisingly easy read about a young man who cannot understand evil - and how society reacts to what is good.

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The Idiot  The dark Russian novelist's tale of the impossibility of being innocent in a corrupt society is a challenging but worthwhile read. Also worth the effort are "Crime and Punishment" and – probably his most enjoyable read – the short story “White Nights.”

The Idiot The dark Russian novelist's tale of the impossibility of being innocent in a corrupt society is a challenging but worthwhile read. Also worth the effort are "Crime and Punishment" and – probably his most enjoyable read – the short story “White Nights.”

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Dostoevsky - Amazing depth and insight into the human psyche - favorite book - "Crime and Punishment"

Dostoevsky - Amazing depth and insight into the human psyche - favorite book - "Crime and Punishment"

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The book my husband was reading when I met him: The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot -Dostoevsky -- incidentally, it's not about an idiot. It's about a guy with a mental condition. Idiot meant something different back then... sort of like how the words 'gay' 'queer' 'weird' and 'stupid' have also completely changed..

The Idiot -Dostoevsky -- incidentally, it's not about an idiot. It's about a guy with a mental condition. Idiot meant something different back then... sort of like how the words 'gay' 'queer' 'weird' and 'stupid' have also completely changed..

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The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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