Mauro ZARATE and Juan ITURBE join new clubs


Mauro ZARATE and Juan ITURBE have joined new clubs during this month’s transfer market.

Mauro ZARATE, previously of Velez, Inter Milan and West Ham, has left England and gone back to Italy as he has joined Fiorentina.

While ZARATE has left England, Juan ITURBE of AS Roma has joined English club Bournemouth on loan. The loan move is until the end of the 2015-2016 season.

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  1. A Guide to Raskolnikov

    Audiobook Review – Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Blackstone Audiobook)

    Considered among the best fictional works ever, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment was written in 1866. The novel tells the tale of Raskolnikov, his offense, imprisonment and ultimate redemption by the ability of love. A near starving pupil when the novel starts, he’s alienated by poverty and growing mental instability. He frequently finds himself contemplating the murder of an odious pawnbroker his conditions have forced him to patronize, until one day he completes the act, killing her and her daughter in premeditated way with an ax he’d brought along with him. Himself robs the flat and flees, undetected.

    After safely from the scene of his offense, yet, Raskolnikov unaccountably buries all of the loot, taking nothing for himself. It’s here where readers start to recognize just how distorted is the mind of Dostoevsky’s famous protagonist. Raskolnikov is happy with his successful enterprise, though too conflicted to profit from it. His moods swing between indifference to his fortune are bumble bees solitary dread. Raskolnikov examines and reexamines his activities with intensity of a guy obsessed. His motives and feelings are never quite clear to the reader. But Dostoevsky’s description of the interior workings of the mind of an anti-social monomaniac is razor sharp.

    Even though the point of view of the novel is practically wholly Raskonikov’s, there is a large cast of characters, not one of them particularly happy and nearly all of them impoverished and with serious problems of their own. The incorrect audiobook narrator could get mired in bathos and easily make Raskolnikov seem absurd to modern listeners. Blackstone Audio’s choice of the talented celebrity Anthony Heald is inspired. His delivery is low key, but he is as extreme and as natural a Raskolnikov as one could hope for, capturing his anguish, his hubris, and his insanity in all their manifestations. Although he really does provide each speaker with a unique voice, Heald prudently prevents affecting a Russian accent. It will help listeners to understand the novel’s

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