In November 1880, Dostoevsky accomplished one of his masterpieces. He wanted to write another story continuing the story of one of his protagonists. Unfortunately, it didn’t come into fruition because he died of a pulmonary aneurysm in 1881.
One hundred thirty seven years later, I’ve read his work, Brothers Karamazov and held a book club meeting in a Russian restaurant. Honestly, if I didn’t do it, I couldn’t finish reading famous classic novels. This is my strategy when my back is against the wall. The meeting day is my deadline.
The venue is most of the time a rental room, but this time I decided to have a change. Since I thought it was really difficult to finish reading, I needed another reward. It was a good solution and I also got new knowledge.
The novel was based on the author’s biography, so I read some articles from related reference books. Dostoevsky’s was considerably constrained by the Russian government while writing this novel. When he was 28, Dostoevsky was arrested for conspiring to subjugate the government. At first he was sentenced to death but it was commuted to to 2 years of imprisonment in Siberia due to his youth. The experience made a huge impact on him. He precisely constituted the novel which secretly included snippets of his real life. It is an interesting mystery novel. We enjoyed talking about this kinds of things while we ate delicious Russian food.
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Title: Dishes and literature in Russian
In November 1880, Dostoevsky accomplished one of his masterpieces. He wanted to write continuing another story, same protagonist’s future. Unfortunately, it didn’t come true. Because he passed away by pulmonary artery rupture in 1881.
After 137 years later, I’ve read his work, “Brother’s of Karamazov” and I held book club meeting at a Russian restaurant. Honestly, If I didn’t do it, I couldn’t finish reading the famous classic novels. This is my strategy with(4) my back to the wall. The meeting day is my deadline.
The venue is always rental room, but in this time, I decided to change. Because I thought it’s really difficult to finish reading, I needed another reward. It was a good solution that I got new knowledge.
This novel based on author’s biography, so I’ve read some article which related reference books.
His writing of novel was considerably (1)constrained by the Russian government. Because when he was 28, he arrested due to (3)conspiring subjugation of government.
Firstly, Dostoevsky got a death sentence. But he got a pardon because he was still young, and he had imprisonment 2 years in Siberia. This experience brought the huge impact on the author. He precisely (2)constituted this novel which secretly included whole his real life. It’s an interesting mystery novel. We enjoyed talking this kind of things while we ate delicious Russian dishes.
homework: (1)constrain, (2)constitute, (3)conspire
Expression: (4)back to the wall
If you have your back to the wall, you are in serious difficulty with very few options available.
“With his back to the wall, the supplier had to accept the deal.”