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The Brothers Karamazov

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: The Brothers Karamazov  Reply with quote

I'm part way through this book - and Lorna was right - it's very very good.

The book has long passages explicitly discussing religious views through the eyes of a dysfunctional middle class Russian family.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got the Grand Inquisitor chapter yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That section, DG, has stayed with me in so poignant a way.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No! I shall look forward to that.

I don't have as much time to read as I would like.
I have finished the section where the family has visited the Elder and had dinner with the Abbott - I'm still quite early into it, but I don't want to speed read and miss the arguments.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the book a couple of weeks ago. It was really good, absolutely fascinating the way the different characters reacted and changed through the events.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read some of Dostoevsky's books. I've just started reading Devils. His books a very good - apart from some anti-Catholic parts, such as the Grand Inquisitor.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are good - although to be fair, the Brothers Karamazov also offers a fair bit of criticism to the Russian Orthodox church - it seems to come out in favour of Christianity in the end, but still a little critical of organised religion.

It has some fascinating discussions though.


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