TA0099: The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

TA0099-RidiculousManThe Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Michael Scott

One of the most fascinating psychological struggles of the modern world revolves around the competing tension between existential philosophy and metaphysical spirituality. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man beautifully encapsulates the extremes of both points of view and provides the listener a front row seat to a battle that still rages today.

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November 11, 1821 – February 9, 1881

Russian born, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks as one of the greatest literary writers in the modern era. His literary themes still resonate in today’s social complex. Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and philosopher exploring existential human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th century Russia. Literary historians consider him the first true existential novelist. Read more on Wikipedia