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Uncle's Dream and Other Stories

(1989)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Gone is the contained, brooding, dream-prone atmopshere of his earlier stories; instead Uncle's Dreamsis narrated with firm objectivity, combining satire, social reportage, puppet theatre and farce in its comic send-up of small-town manners and morals.

Dostoyevsky's inspiration forThe Meek Girlcame from a newspaper report on the suicide of a seamstress who plunged from a garret window, holding a religious icon in her hands. According to the critic John Jones, it is "one of the most powerful studies of despair in world literature, a banging on closed doors imagined with abosolute fearlessness."

    

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May 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Uncle's Dream And Other Stories: A Weak Heart; White Nights; Uncle's Dream; the Meek Girl (Classics)
Author(s): David McDuff, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN: 0-14-044518-8 / 978-0-14-044518-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK