The Meek One by Dostoevsky (w/ Dr. Kaitlin Shirley)

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron are joined by Dr. Kaitlin Shirley as they discuss “The Meek One,” sometimes alternately translated as “A Gentle Creature.” In usual Dostoevskian fashion, “The Meek One” explores themes of exploration (or perhaps better called: thoughtful misunderstanding) of one’s self, the place of suffering, and questions of domination. Introspection, suffering, and attempts to control, oh my! It’s Dostoevsky hour, everybody.

Major themes: Domination, Child Marriage, Uncritical Introspection

You can also find Dr. Kaitlin Shirley as Dostoevsky or Doesn’t She in the following places:


Twitter @doestoevsky_txt

Instagram @dostoevskyordoesntshe


The link to the Dostoevsky Book Club can be found here!

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and YouTube.