Notes from the Underground: Dover Thrift Editions

Autor Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Dover Thrift Editions
en Limba Engleză Paperback – feb 1992 – vârsta de la 14 ani
In 1864, just prior to the years in which he wrote his greatest novels "Crime and Punishment," "The Idiot," "The Possessed" and "The Brothers Karamazov "Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 1881) penned the darkly fascinating "Notes from the Underground." Its nameless hero is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes. Moreover, the novel introduces themes moral, religious, political and social that dominated Dostoyevsky's later works. "Notes from the Underground," then, aside from its own compelling qualities, offers readers an ideal introduction to the creative imagination, profundity and uncanny psychological penetration of one of the most influential novelists of the nineteenth century. Constance Garnett's authoritative translation is reprinted here, with a new introduction."
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ISBN-13: 9780486270531
ISBN-10: 048627053X
Pagini: 96
Dimensiuni: 133 x 210 x 7 mm
Greutate: 0.08 kg
Editura: Dover Publications
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Locul publicării:United States


Published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered the author's first masterpiece - the book in which he "became" Dostoevsky - and is seen as the source of all his later works. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose acclaimed translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment have become the standard versions in English, now give us a superb new rendering of this early classic. Presented as the fictional apology and confession of the underground man - formerly a minor official of mid-nineteenth-century Russia, whom Dostoevsky leaves nameless, as one critic wrote, "because 'I' is all of us" - the novel is divided into two parts: the first, a half-desperate, half-mocking political critique; the second, a powerful, at times absurdly comical account of the man's breakaway from society and descent "underground." The book's extraordinary style - brilliantly violating literary conventions in ways never before attempted - shocked its first readers and still shocks many Russians today. This magnificent new translation captures for the first time all the stunning idiosyncrasy of the original.

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With his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden of 19th-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) exercised immense influence on modern writers. His novels featured profound philosophical and psychological insights that anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism.