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Modern Greek philology student. | Kiss me in the rain but also revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment | |
My goal in life is to read everything Dostoyevsky has ever written.

Netochka Nezvanova

Netochka Nezvanova - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jane Kentish Netochka Nezvanova is Dostoyevsky's first, though unfinished, attempt at writing a novel. He was, sadly, exiled to Siberia while working on the book, thus leaving it incomplete even after his return.
This so called prologue to the actual novel was quite disappointing. It started off strong, Efimov's story and character were intriguing and interesting, whilst the descriptions of Netochka's psychology as a kid, and ultimately as an adolescent, were in accordance with the naturalistic model of the era, realistic, vivid and memorable. I do believe that Netochka had at times an excessive behavior, which resulted in standstill, however the hints of lesbianism were refreshing.
This is definitely not a typical Dostoyevsky novel and not an indicative of his work.