Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 9783736802575
Year 2017-05-22
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher BookRix
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Notes from the Underground is a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the 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 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. Dostoyevsky again confronts the concept of free will and constructs a negative argument to validate free will against determinism in the character Kirillov's suicide in his novel The Demons. Notes from Underground marks the starting point of Dostoyevsky's move from psychological and sociological themed novels to novels based on existential and general human experience in crisis. War is described as people's rebellion against the assumption that everything needs to happen for a purpose, because humans do things without purpose, and this is what determines human history. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche called Dostoevsky "the only psychologist, incidentally, from whom I had anything to learn."

Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 048627053X
Year 1992
Pages 91
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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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.

Notes from Underground and the Grand Inquisitor

Notes from Underground and the Grand Inquisitor Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019700639
Year 2003-11-18
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher E P Dutton
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Dostoevsky's influence on the modern literary mind is unrivaled in its scope and vitality. Nowhere does his art appear in so quintessential a form as in Notes from Underground, certainly one of the most revolutionary and original works in world literature. Nowhere is his thought presented with such authority as in "The Grand Inquisitor," an episode of central importance taken from his last and greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov. In both these vital works Dostoevsky confronts the reader with the tragic grandeur of man -- indeed, with a whole philosophy of tragedy -- the tragedy of the individual and freedom, the tragedy of historical progress, the tragedy of universal evil.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground Author Stephen Duncombe
ISBN-10 9781621062912
Year 2014-11-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Microcosm Publishing
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Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in Ô60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture. He also analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, he provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery.

Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground Author Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN-10 9781603843522
Year 2009-09-11
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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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."

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground Author Roger Scruton
ISBN-10 0825307287
Year 2014
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Beaufort Books
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Living in Washington, D.C., decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, Jan recalls his life as a Czech dissident and his doomed love affair with the beautiful and mysterious Betka.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground Author Thomas Cushman
ISBN-10 0791425444
Year 1995-07-06
Pages 403
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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Describes the Russian rock music counterculture and how it is changing in response to Russia's transition from a socialist to a capitalist society. It explores the lived experiences, the thoughts and feelings of the rock musicians as they meet the challenges of change.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 1586638173
Year 2002-12
Pages 77
Language en
Publisher Spark Notes
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Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Embraces moral, religious, political, and social themes. Authoritative Constance Garnett translation. New introduction.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground Author Icon Reference
ISBN-10 0497259133
Year 2006-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher ICON Group International
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If you are either learning Spanish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Spanish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Notes from Underground. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Spanish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Spanish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Notes from Underground and the Double

Notes from Underground and the Double Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 9780141904092
Year 2009-01-29
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Notes from Underground' (1864) is a study of a single character, 'the real man of the Russian majority', and a revelation of Dostoyevsky's own deepest beliefs. One of his best critics has said of the first part that it forms his 'most utterly naked pages. Never afterwards was he so fully and openly to reveal the inmost recesses, unmeant for display, of his heart.' 'The Double' (1846) is the nightmarish story of Mr Golyadkin, a man who is haunted or possessed by his own double. Is 'Mr Golyadkinjunior' really a double or simply a fearful side of his own nature? This uncertainty is what gives urgency and horror to a tale which may be read as a classic study of human breakdown.

Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground Author Goran Gocić
ISBN-10 1903364140
Year 2001
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Wallflower Press
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Notes from the Underground: The Cinema of Emir Kusturica is the first book on the Sarajevan film-maker to be published in English. With six highly acclaimed films to his credit, Kusturica is already established as one of the most important of contemporary filmmakers. Underground won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Arizona Dream with Johnny Depp won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Including his most recent film, Black Cat, White Cat, this book delves into diverse facets of Kusturica's work, all of which is passionately dedicated to the marginal and the outcast.

Diary as Fiction

Diary as Fiction Author Jessica M. Natale
ISBN-10 1581121113
Year 1999-10-01
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Universal-Publishers
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There is a genre of literature in which the work is purposely written within the diary format; this type of writings known as diary fiction. Diary novels traditionally reflect what the authors think real diaries are or are written as a parody of the diary as a negative model. The authors of diary novels choose the diary form because its artistic quality expresses a greater sense of immediacy to the reader than other forms of literature. The diary novel emphasizes the time of writing rather than the time that it is written about, so the diarist usually writes about events of the immediate past - events that occur between one entry and the next - or records his momentary ideas, reflections, or emotions. Turgenev's "Diary of a Superfluous Man" represents the marriage of a memoir and a diary, resulting in a work with more contemporaneous content than recounting of memories: a diary novel. Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground presents an interesting variation of the diary novel, which is devoid of any dated entries. Instead, it is divided into two parts. In the first part the narrator describes his present life and philosophical ideas. In the second half, he recounts the past. Therefore, like Turgenev's work, Notes from Underground combines aspects of the memoir and diary novel genre, but the overriding existence of real or present time writing, supports the sole diary novel classification.