Vissarion Belinsky

Vissarion Belinsky

Russian thinker, writer, literary critic, essayist, philosopher Westerner.
I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The object of a comedy is not to correct morals or ridicule the vices of society; no, a comedy should depict the discrepancies between life and purpose, should be the fruit of bitter indignation aroused by the degradation of human dignity, should be sarcasm, and not an epigram, convulsive laughter and not an amused grin, should be written with bile and not diluted salt, in a word, it should embrace life in its highest significance.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge - they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is apparent at first glance that in The Double there is more creative talent and depth of thought than in Poor Folk. But meanwhile the consensus of St. Petersburg readers is that this novel is intolerably long-winded and therefore terribly boring...More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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