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1845: A novel in nine letters
1846: Poor People
1846: The Double
1846: Prokharchin
1847: The Employer
1848: Polzum'kov
1848: A weak heart
1848: The woman of another
1848: An honest thief
1848: A tree of Christmas and a wedding
1848: The white nights
1849: Netochka Nezvamova
1849: A small hero
1859: The uncle's dream
1859: Stepantchikovo
1861: Humiliated and offended
1861: Memoirs from the House of the Dead
1862: An unpleasant trance
1864: Notes from the underground
1865: The crocodile
1866: Crime and punishment
1867: The gambler
1868: The Idiot
1870: The eternal husband
1871: Devils: The Possessed
1873: Bobok
1875: The adolescent
1876: Mareg the mujik
1876: The light blue Christmas tree
1876: The shy one
1877: The dream of a ridiculous man
1879: The Brothers Karamazov
Diverse years: A Writer's Diary

"One can say a lot about the universal history, all that a perverse fantasy can imagine. But what one cannot affirm on it is that it has been reasonable."

"If I had necessity to live very calm, without worrying about the other people's misfortune, I would believe in God, because I would have this way the security that he would be in charge of solving the human misfortunes. Unfortunately, the same existence of the human misfortune, of the injustice and the pain, they tell me that there is not such a God."

"If people to your surroundings don't hear you, kneel down and ask him for forgiveness, because in fact you are the culprit."

"If we can formulate ourselves the question: Am I or not responsible for my acts?, does it mean that yes we are it."

"After a failure, the plans better elaborated they seem absurd."

"My friends, God is necessary to me, because he is the only being that I can love eternally."

"Anything is as difficult as the frankness, neither anything as easy as the flattery. The flattery is pleasant, and all they listen to it with certain delectation, with a rude delectation maybe, but delectation finally". (Crime and Punishment)

"The man delights in enumerating his grieves, but he doesn't enumerate his happiness."

"The woman, the devil only knows what is; I don't know it at all."

"The true pain, the one that makes us suffer deeply, sometimes makes serious and constant until to the thoughtless man; the spirit poor even become more intelligent after a great pain."

"If the God doesn't exist, later everything is allowed."

"The jealous ones are the first ones that forgive, all the women they know it."

"The innovators and the geniuses have always been treated at the beginning as crazy (and very often at the end) of their careers."

"You don't look for prize, because you have a great recompense in this earth that the fair one can only enjoy."

"The man should base his happiness by means of the suffering: it is the law of the earth."

"One can know a man for their smile. If you like their smile before you know it completely, you trust in that will be a good man."

"There are not misfortunes for the weak hearts. The misfortune wants a strong heart."

"The second half of the life of a man is only made of the habits acquired in the first half."

"If you want that the other ones respect you, the best thing that you can make it is to respect to yourself."

"My friends, request to God the happiness. Be happy as the children, as the birds of the sky."

"There are things that a man is even afraid to be said them to him, and all decent man has a good number of those things stored in his mind."

"The secret of the existence doesn't only consist on living, but in knowing so that one lives."

"I don't know if God creates to the man or if the man creates to God."

"It is my blame, my personnel accuses, if the world goes bad."

"After a failure, the plans better elaborated they seem absurd."

"I believe in God, but He doesn't believe in me."

"To fall in love is not to love. One can to fall in love and to hate."

"If somebody demonstrated me that Jesus didn't possess the truth. then he would prefer to continue with Jesus that with the truth."

"When you are perplexed in the face of some facts, especially the human sins, and you doubt among combating them for the force or with love. You always decide: I will combat it with love! ". If you think so you will be able to this way to conquer everybody. The love is a terrible force, the most powerful in all the things, anything it doesn't exist as it."

"When I recognize a brother in my neighbor, I am only then man."

"The life of all women, in spite of what she says, is not more than a continuous desire to find the one who to undergo."

"It is very easy to live making the fool. Of having me known before, idiot would have declared me from my youth, and is possible that to these dates until me was more intelligent. But I wanted to have genius too soon, and I'm here now fact an imbecile."

"Wretch thing is to plan to be a teacher the one that has never been pupil."

"When?... when in the course of these thousands of years a man has acted in consequence of his own interests? "

"The man fears the death because he loves the life"

"There is a single idea superior in the earth: that of the immortality of the human soul."

"All the other ideas of those that the man can live arise of her."

"Until the same fantasy has their limits."

"It is the savior's death, what saves."

"An incredulous politician would make him never anything for his homeland."

"Who loves the men, he also loves their happiness."

"It is better the man that admits their ignorance frankly that who fakes with hypocrisy."

"The poverty and the misery form the artist."

"A generous heart can love for compassion."

"One cannot be quiet when one feels."


As for the rest of the name, Fio-dor (with tonic accent in the second "o" - Fyodor is the Spanish version of the name, as well as "Carlos" is the English "Charles" Spanish version, or "Francisco", Spanish version of French "François").

Mijaí-l-vich (with graphic accent in the second "i" and with termination "Vich" and not "vitch" - although this doesn't apply in all the cases -); and Dos-to-yevs-kii (with doble"i" at the end, like in the names Dmitrii, Arkadii, or in the last names Ostrovskii or Nevskii).

The way before described, is the true translation of so grandiose Russian writer's name but to highlight that the best translation to Spanish carried out the teacher of the universal letters is: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoievsky.

About to the names

During my first readings that I made on Dostoievsky, it could never be clear how the names and the characters' last names were pronounced, since only the situation of the accents was not, but rather the form of the last names also varied from a translation to another; this way, for example, in The Idiot's edition the name of Parfenio Ragozhin can be read, in another Porfión Rogozhen, and in this other Parfión Rogochin that is the name of the candid prince's antagonist Mischkin in this famous novel; and the same thing happened to each one of the other characters of the book, without counting that the same title also varied: from Memories of the house of the deads or Memoirs of the dead house to The grave of the alive ones.

All these variants are due to that during the first translations to our language didn't have still a consent on how to edit in Spanish the different characters of the Russian alphabet, and each translator wrote them according to like to him they sounded him better (since being these languages so different what is made is to write the form in how it is pronounced).

But there is also another reason that has to do mainly with the question of the accents: the first translations to Spanish of Dostoievsky's (and in general of all the Russian authors) they were not made directly of Russian, but rather they were edited based on translations to French or English. As it is known, in English there are not graphic accents, and in French these they have functions different to those that have in Spanish. And it is for that reason that, even in some of the most modern versions, no last name takes accent be already in the last syllable, in the middle syllable or in the first one. Reason why one is left without knowing like certain science is if it mentions, for example, Andréyev or Andreyev, Pétrov or Petrov, etc.

I have tried to write all the last names with the accent where corresponds, so that the reader knows this way with all certainty the correct form about Piotr to say Ste-pá-no-vich, Ver-jo-vens-kii or Ro-dion Ro-má-no-vich Ras-kól-ni-kov.

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