Thursday, May 21, 2015

The double II

The Double

part II


The Double (Russian: Двойник, Dvoynik) is a novella written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published on January 30, 1846 in the Fatherland Notes.It was subsequently revised and republished by Dostoevsky in 1866.


Photos from a Greek adaptation of the play directed by Efi Birba.
Starring Aris Servetalis, Drosos Skotis, Giorgos Symeonidis, Simeon Tsakiris, Konstantinos Karvouniaris.

He could not consent to allow himself to be insulted, still less to allow himself to be treated as a rag, and, above all, to allow a thoroughly vicious man to treat him so.

No quarrelling, however, no quarrelling! Possibly if some one wanted, if some one, for instance, actually insisted on turning Mr. Golyadkin into a rag,

he might have done so, might have done so without opposition or punishment (Mr. Golyadkin was himself conscious of this at times), and he would have been a rag and not Golyadkin - yes, a nasty, filthy rag; but that rag would not have been a simple rag,

it would have been a rag possessed of dignity, it would have been a rag possessed of feelings and sentiments, even though dignity was defenceless and feelings could not assert themselves, and lay hidden deep down in the filthy folds of the rag, still the feelings there...” 
Part I of the post is here

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