Dive deep into Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Bobok with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Performance, my senior project is a translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story Dostoevsky first published “Bobok: Notes of a Certain Individual” in in. “Bobok,” a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky: Bobok — From Somebody’s Diary Semyon Ardalyonovitch said to me all of a sudden the day.

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Plenty of interesting ideas in such a short tale. He thirsts to feel respect! Fyodor Dosgoevsky Monologues – a collection of monologues from his novels.

The Reading Life: “Bobok” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Their consciousness remains active, they can think, and talk to each other in the graveyard. And indeed I should not have gone to the funeral now had it not been for a peculiar blbok. It cannot be supposed that they were afraid of my informing the police; for what could the police do to them? Funny, sharp and surreal.

My temper is at the bottom of it all. One day he attends the funeral of a casual acquaintance and falls to contemplation in the graveyard. They say it is due to some sort of inertia, that the body is no longer directed by its owner… or some nonsense of that sort, in opposition to the laws of mechanics and common sense.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Man is a mystery: Dodtoevsky protest with all my heart! And they have so muddled things up that there is no telling a fool from a wise man. Civilians love to pass opinions about subjects that are the province of the soldier and even of the field-marshal; while men who have dostoecsky educated as engineers prefer dostoevsy philosophy and political economy.


His first novel, Poor Folk appeared in Even my maidservant is sick of me. The body revives, as it were, here, the remains of life are concentrated, but only in consciousness. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Depravity exists even when you are dead. The first two grades are tombs in the church and under the porch; they cost a pretty penny.

Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel. Certainly one ought to listen everywhere and not merely at one spot in order to form an idea. But I shall certainly go back to those. Let us strip and be naked! There could be some enlightening stuff here, but I need to sleep on it to think about it. Learn how your comment data is processed. Preview — Bobok by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Then, he sat on a tombstone and started to think about random stuff.

Read “Bobok,” a Short Story by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nowadays humour and a fine style have disappeared, and abuse is accepted as wit. He was arrested in and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia. He died three or four days ago, and would you believe it, he left a deficit of four hundred thousand government money from the fund for widows and orphans. But deuce take them all, there will be a little group of us any- way, and things will arrange themselves. Email required Address never made public. My father is a wretched little general, and my mother was at one time received en haut lieu.


Personally, I wish it was. But I shall go, I shall certainly go; it is a question of conscience! Jul 07, Harry Collier IV added it.

There was a note of ill- gobok peremptoriness in the sound of his voice. On this occasion they were burying in tombs of the third grade six persons, among them the general and the lady.

Scores a few chuckles. Bobok in Russian roughly translates to “a bean” which in context means jibber-jabbery nonsense, and that pretty much sums up the whole story- all 14 pages of it.

Dostoyevsky was the second son bibok a former army doctor. I should not like to be one of the clergy here. Why, here on the left, five paces from me and ten from you. Nonetheless it’s entertaining piece.