“Maniac! Holly fool! Strange…But Dostoevsky’s voice full of nervous strain and passionate excitement, rose above the whispering…So Let It be Strange! Let it even be “holly foolishness”. But let the great idea live on!…” (P.P.405-406) from the book “Dostoevsky, Reminiscences” by Anna Dostoevsky, Translation copyright@ 1975 by Beatrice Stillman, Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York, USA

The full passage from the Notes to this book reads: (P.P.405-406) “14. Book 3, Chapter 3, “Confession of a Passionate Heart –in Verse”, V.V. Timofeyeva writes of that reading: For many, including myself, it was something like a revelation of all destinies… Listening to this reading, I seemed to discern two phrases which explained to…

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