Notes from the Underground

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-02-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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The text for this edition of Notes from Underground is Michael Katz's acclaimed translation of the 1863 novel, which is introduced and annotated specifically for English-speaking readers.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Preface to the First Editionp. ix
A Brief Note on the Translationp. xi
The Text of Notes from Undergroundp. 1
Backgrounds and Sourcesp. 93
Selected Letters from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Mikhail Dostoevsky (1859-64)p. 95
[Socialism and Christianity]p. 98
from Winter Notes on Summer Impressionsp. 99
from Russian Nightsp. 101
from "Hamlet of Shchigrovsk District"p. 102
from What Is to Be Done?p. 104
Responsesp. 123
Parodyp. 125
from "The Swallows"p. 125
Notes from the Overfedp. 126
Imitation/Inspirationp. 130
The Childp. 130
from The Invisible Manp. 133
from Wep. 136
from "Erostratus"p. 137
Criticismp. 139
[Dostoevsky's Cruel Talent]p. 141
[Thought and Art in Notes from Underground]p. 145
[Dostoevsky and Nietzsche]p. 148
[Discourse in Dostoevsky]p. 152
Structure and Integration in Notes from the Undergroundp. 162
Notes on the Uses of Monologue in Artistic Prosep. 178
[Freedom in Notes from Underground]p. 186
[The Pun of Creativity; Double Determination]p. 195
The Formalistic Model: Notes from Undergroundp. 201
Notes from Undergroundp. 213
[The Symbolic Game]p. 250
Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Chronologyp. 255
Selected Bibliographyp. 257
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