miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2008
""Oh, please don't apologise. No, I fancy I've no talents or special abilities; quite the contrary in fact, for I am an invalid and have not had a systematic education. As to my living, I fancy..."
Again the general interrupted, and began quiestioning him again."
"... Myshkin lost his parents when he was a small child. He had grown up and spent all his life in the country, as his health made country air essential. Pavlishtchev had put him in charge of some old ladies, relations of his, and had engaged for him first a governess and then a tutor. Myshkin said that, although he remembered everything, there was much in his past life he could not explain, because he had never fully understood it. Frequent attacks of his illness had made him almost an idiot (Myshkin used that word "idiot")..."
I've just started reading this book, The Idiot, by Fiodor Dostoyevsky, and so far, is good. Let's see how it goes...