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Weiße Nächte

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Weiße Nächte is a captivating and beautifully written novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky that explores themes of love, loneliness, and the passage of time. The story follows the protagonist, a young man named Nastenka, as he meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman during the white nights of St. Petersburg.

Dostoyevsky's prose is hauntingly poetic and evokes a sense of longing and melancholy throughout the narrative. The characters are complex and intriguing, with their inner turmoil and desires driving the plot forward. The backdrop of the white nights adds a dreamlike quality to the story, creating a sense of surreal beauty and ephemeral romance.

Overall, Weiße Nächte is a poignant and thought-provoking read that delves into the depths of human emotions and relationships. Dostoyevsky's exploration of love and loss is both heartbreaking and deeply moving, making this novella a timeless classic that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned.

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Erzählt wird diese Petersburger Geschichte von einem jungen, einsamen Träumer, der aus seiner selbst geschaffenen Welt durch eine unerwartete Begegnung gleichsam herausgeschleudert wird: Er trifft auf das unglückliche Mädchen Nastenka, und zwischen ihnen entsteht eine besondere Freundschaft.... (Zusammenfassung von Hermann)

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