Fyodor Dostoyevsky: ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE AND A HUSBAND UNDER THE BED
A Humorous Love Triangle (by the author of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, The House of the Dead, The Possessed and The Gambler)
Another Man's Wife and a Husband under the Bed is a humorous short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The novella looks like a cliché of the vaudeville genre. The theme of the love triangle (or rather the polygon, given the number of heroin's lovers), the ridiculous and pathetic adulterer husbands (always much older than their wives), the idea that a young wife is necessarily lying, fickle and unfaithful, many misunderstandings which lead to situations, but also plenty of dialogues, improbabilities and unexpected twists of all sorts give this sketch a look of a "theater of the boulevard".
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.