Dostoevsky: Notes from the Underground

Dostoevsky: Notes from the Underground

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Dostoevsky: Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes from the Underground is considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?.
The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow", and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator and anti-hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533401519
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 1,104,679
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Few authors have been as personally familiar with desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), and none have been so adept at describing it. His harrowing experiences in Russian prisons, combined with a profound religious philosophy, formed the basis for his greatest books: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov. When Dostoevsky died in 1881, he left a legacy of masterful novels that immortalized him as a giant of Russian literature.

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