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Notes from the Underground

Notes from Underground (1864) is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. 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 main issue for the Underground Man is that he has reached a point of ennui and inactivity. [description adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_from_Underground].

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  • "Notes from Underground (1864) is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. 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 main issue for the Underground Man is that he has reached a point of ennui and inactivity. [description adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_from_Underground]."@en
  • "Notes from the Underground is Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1864 masterpiece following the ranting, slightly unhinged memoir of an isolated, anonymous civil servant. A dramatic monologue in which the narrator leaves himself open to ridicule and reveals more of his weaknesses than he intends, this influential short novel lays the ground work for the political, religious, moral and political ideas that are explored in Dostoevsky's later works."@en
  • "Written in 1864, this novel is the first and strangest of Dostoevsky's masterpieces--and the source of those that followed. Violating literary conventions in ways never before attempted, this classic tells of a mid-19th-century Russian official's breakaway from society and descent "underground.""@en
  • "Bitter and unpleasant, the Underground Man lives alone in St. Petersburg. After working in the civil service for many years, he decides to write an account of his opinions on society as they have been shaped by his ordinary life. Although he is insightful and educated, the Underground Man's ability and cunning have left him with an intense loathing of mankind, which he sets out to preserve in his manuscript. In this two part novella, author Fyodor Dostoyevsky presents an opinion of man as an irrational and impossible being, always seeking satisfaction in the institutions of society yet without any hope for success. Notes from the Underground is considered by many to be the first example of existential fiction in which philosophy is presented from an individualized and highly humanized perspective. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Semi-autobiographical account of a young man who spurns the rule of God and man and faces the problems inherent in denying authority while needing to explain order."
  • "A bitter, misanthropic man living alone in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 1860s retires from the Russian civil service after inheriting some money and writes a confused and often contradictory set of memoirs or confessions describing and explaining his alienation from modern society and its nineteenth century utilitarianism as well as his own remorse and self-loathing."
  • "A bitter, misanthropic man living alone in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 1860s retires from the Russian civil service after inheriting some money and writes a confused and often contradictory set of memoirs or confessions describing and explaining his alienation from modern society and its nineteenth century utilitarianism as well as his own remorse and self-loathing."@en
  • "A faithful translation of the classic written at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century follows the narrator's withdrawal from his life as an official to the underground, where he makes passionate and obsessive observations on social utopianism and the irrational nature of humankind."
  • "Contains selections from: The House of the Dead, Baklushkin's Story, Akulka's Husband, In the Hospital, Notes from the Underground, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Afterword."@en
  • "Dostoevsky's disturbing and groundbreaking novella appears in this new annotated edition with an Introduction by Charles Guignon and Kevin Aho. An analogue of Guignon's widely praised Introduction to his 1993 edition of "The Grand Inquisitor," the editors' Introduction places the underground man in the context of European modernity, analyzes his inner dynamics in the light of the history of Russian cultural and intellectual life, and suggests compelling reasons for our own strange affinity for this nameless man who boldly declares, "I was rude and took pleasure in being so. & quot."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "Notes from Underground is a study of a single character, and a revelation of Dostoyevsky's own deepest beliefs. In this work we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground. On the surface this is a story of one man's rant against a corrupt, oppressive society, but this philosophical book also explores the deeper themes of alienation, torment, and hatred."@en
  • "A former official withdraws into an underground existence and writes a narrative attacking social utopianism."@en
  • "Written in 1864, this classic novel recounts the apology and confession of a minor nineteenth-century official, an account of the man's separation from society, and his descent "underground."."
  • "Dostoevsky classic novel of a man's internal life and distorted perspectives on the world around him."
  • "Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Seminal work introduced moral, religious, political and social themes that dominated Dostoyevsky's later masterworks. Constance Garnett's authoritative translation is reprinted here, with a new introduction. A minor official brutally scrutinizes himself and decides to go "underground," away from society. This is a strange account of a man relentless in his examination of the world and his own soul, but it is also occasionally comical."@en
  • "Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Seminal work introduced moral, religious, political and social themes that dominated Dostoyevsky's later masterworks. Constance Garnett's authoritative translation is reprinted here, with a new introduction. A minor official brutally scrutinizes himself and decides to go "underground," away from society. This is a strange account of a man relentless in his examination of the world and his own soul, but it is also occasionally comical."
  • "A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career."
  • "Fyodor Dostoyevsky's short novel Notes from Underground is considered the world's first existentialist novel. It is presented as the memoirs of an unnamed narrator, a retired civil servant living in St Petersburg, whose rambling stories and insights are a deep existentialist attack on emerging Western philosophies."
  • "The passionate confessions of a suffering man who identifies himself as sick and spiteful."
  • "The passionate confessions of a suffering man who identifies himself as sick and spiteful."@en
  • "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. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition."@en

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