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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion
Melvin Lerner

The Insulted and Injured

The Insulted and Injured - Fyodor Dostoevsky The translation is a little out of date because nobody makes love to dogs any more...This is a pretty strong earlier effort. However, like many of his earlier efforts, where the ideas aren't paramount, the story suffers from a lack of narrative command (or perhaps a lack of willingness to do what's necessary for the success of the narrative). Like many of his early stories (such as Bobok), Fyo had the opportunity to do something great with the end, something that he seemed to foreshadow all through the story, but instead he goes for the safe ending...an ending which doesn't feel as appropriate given how much foreshadowing I thought he was doing towards what would have been the appropriate ending. This could have been great, but it is merely good.