Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground

ISBN: 067973452X

ISBN 13: 9780679734529

Publication Date: September, 1994

Publisher: Vintage Classics

Pages: 136

Format: Paperback

Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Christian Redl, Philip Dossick, Emanuela Guercetti, Michelle-Irène Brudny, Richard Pevear, Norman Dietz, Donald Fanger, coderati, Boris de Schlœzer, Larissa Volokhonsky

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Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man’s essentially irrational nature.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations have become the standard, give us a brilliantly faithful edition of this classic novel, conveying all the tragedy and tormented comedy of the original.

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