The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,327 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.6
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,409
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The Diary of a Superfluous Man
A Tour in the Forest
Yakov Pasinkov
Andrei Kolosov
A Correspondence

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mind to overcome this obstacle by force, to break down this barrier, my gestures, the expression of my face, my whole being, took on an appearance of painful constraint. I not only seemed, I positively became unnatural and affected. I was conscious of this myself, and hastened to shrink back into myself. Then a terrible commotion was set up within me. I analysed myself to the last thread, compared myself with others, recalled the slightest glances, smiles, words of the people to whom I had tried to open myself out, put the worst construction on everything, laughed vindictively at my own pretensions to 'be like every one else,'--and suddenly, in the midst of my laughter, collapsed utterly into gloom, sank into absurd dejection, and then began again as before--went round and round, in fact, like a squirrel on its wheel. Whole days were spent in this harassing, fruitless exercise. Well now, tell me, if you please, to whom and for what is such a man of use? Why did this happen to me? what was the reason of this t

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