The other day I was reflecting that the world has great literature and that it’s a great pity that I will probably never really get to read even a small fraction of it. I have not read Tolstoy’s “War and Peace“, for example. Those Russians, I tell you, were great authors. Take Dostoyevsky.
I hope that I will get around to reading “The Brothers Karamazov” —
. . . the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. [wiki]
As I have time to read at most one book from each of the greatest masters, I will have to give Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” a miss. Pity.