Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Are you kidding?  I'm loving Anna - it's a giant soap opera.   With none of that philosophical stuff you say Dostoyevsky has.  No need to think - just enjoy.

Now, I'll grant you that these are characters that go through enormous thought processes to make a decision and then in the next chapter something happens, they change their mind and the whole thought process starts all over again. But since I overthink everything, I'm good with that.

by Maryb2004 on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 02:52:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ok.  Just don't, you know, fling yourself in front of a train or anything...

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky
by poemless on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 03:23:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]
But the train of history will run over you anyway:

    "In historical events great men - so-called - are but labels serving to give a name to the event, and like labels they have the least possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own free will, is in an historical sense not free at all, but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity."

Tolstoy, War and Peace

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 04:49:14 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Well NOW you've ruined it :)
by Maryb2004 on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 04:57:54 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series