Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

"The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (Russian: Сон смешного человека) is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky written in 1877. It chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there is nothing to live for in the world, and is therefore determined to commit suicide. A chance encounter with a young girl changes his mind.


The story opens with the narrator wandering the streets of St. Petersburg. He contemplates how he has always been a ridiculous person, and also, how recently, he has come to the realization that nothing much matters to him any more. It is this revelation that leads him to the idea of suicide. The narrator of the story reveals that he had bought a revolver months previous with the intent of shooting himself in the head.... [ more ]

Photos are from the Greek Adaptation of the book. The title is "My friend Dostoyevsky" or in Greek:" Ο φίλος μου ο Ντοστογιέφσκι "

Μονόλογος της Δήμητρας Παπαδοπούλου
Σκηνοθεσία: Δ. Παπαδοπούλου, Αγγ. Τσούγκου
Ερμηνεύει: Φ. Μουρατίδης.

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