Demons is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in –2. It is considered one of the four masterworks written. El horrible crimen perpetrado en Moscu a finales de siguiendo rdenes del nihilista Nechyev seguidor de Bakunin fue la fuente de inspiracin que sirvi a. Los Demonios/the Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Los Demonios/the Demons

View all 14 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? Since the Russian Revolutionmany commentators have remarked on the prophetic nature of Demons. At the scene of the murders an unruly crowd has gathered. News of the events at Skvoreshniki spreads through society surprisingly rapidly. As with any narrator, any time he or she is not directly present in events, even if they discuss which character informed them etc etc, there is room for playful doubt for the reader, and I would urge any reader to take this into account, as I’m sure would the author.

In Demons the Russian man has lost his true national identity inextricably linked, for Dostoevsky, with the Dostievsky Christian faith fyodorr tries to fill the void with ideas derived from Western modes of thought—Catholicism, atheism, scientism, socialism, idealism etc.

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They hurry over, and find that Nikolai Vsevolodovich has hanged himself. Anything can be justified, as long as the results satisfyThe Ends Justify the Means.

This was a liminial phase in Europe and western Asia that both men were living in, the real and the fictional. Praskovya arrives, accompanied by her nephew Mavriky Nikolaevich, demanding to know why her daughter has been dragged in to Varvara Petrovna’s “scandal”.


At the fire he is knocked unconscious by a falling beam, and although he later recovers consciousness, he does not recover his sanity, and his career as governor comes to an end. It’s demanding of one’s full attention and capacity and still, it might be necessary for one to go back several times in order to not lose grip I wish I was eloquent enough so I could talk about Demons.

He is a close friend of Stepan a widower — and comes out as a great observer of people, people are easily trusting their secrets in him but do not seem to think of him as a person of consequence. Verkhovensky’s cause, it turns out, has nothing to do with socialism, but is purely about destroying the old order and seizing power, with Stavrogin, the iron-willed leader, at the helm. According to him, Nikolai Vsevolodovich became acquainted with the Lebyadkins when he was living a life of “mockery” in Petersburg five years earlier.

Fedka, an escaped convict, and former serf, goes on a crime spree, imagine murders and robberies, in this place! Under interrogation from Pyotr Stepanovich, Captain Lebyadkin reluctantly confirms the truth of the whole story. Liza is struck several times ddemonios the head and is killed. The novel is in three parts.

Los Demonios/the Demons : Fyodor Dostoyevsky :

Demons is an allegory of the potentially catastrophic consequences of the political and moral nihilism that were becoming prevalent in Russia in the s.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He and his group of co-conspirators exploit their new-found legitimacy to generate an atmosphere of frivolity and cynicism in society. Fires breaks out at a nearby town, more dead bodies discovered, suicides increase, there is something not right What if I told my child that it is acceptable to brutally assault somebody as long as I see that he suffers afterwards – that the crime is actually laudable because it gives me a welcome opportunity to watch my child suffer duly?


Sip some, and return and revise. It’s not a novel meant to be read as a pastime activity. Praskovya and Liza arrive at the town, without Nikolai Vsevolodovich who has gone to Petersburg.

Todos ellos tienen mucho que ver a medida que uno lee el libro. Seeing him, Andrey Antonovich begins to show signs of derangement. He departs in disgrace as Nikolai Vsevolodovich returns from escorting Marya home. Supporters in the audience rush to his aid as a schoolgirl takes the stage seeking to rouse oppressed students everywhere to dostoevskh. We both read and enjoyed their translation of …more My son just recommended that I make sure to get the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation.

Politics was on the move, dostoevskyy structures were under assault, what to believe in was being problemised. He is restrained and eventually quietened, and they go their separate ways.

Results 1 — 30 of 39 Los demonios II Este volumen corresponde a: The likeness of the events in this novel to events that have happened recently, such as the shooting of the policemen in Dallas, or the attempted coup in Turkey, is incredible.

Last but not least, the chapter which was censored and thus left out is very important to the story and truely unique for its time. He was arrested in and sentenced to death, commuted fyodlr imprisonment in Siberia.