Notes from Underground and the Double

Notes from Underground and the Double


Introduction by: Jesse Coulson
Translator: Jesse Coulson

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140442526
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

‘It is best to do nothing! The best thing is conscious inertia! So long live the underground!’Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky’s groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter sarcasm, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the ‘ant-hill’ of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence ‘underground’. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who exactly resembles him – his double perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly study of human consciousness.Jessie Coulson’s introduction discusses the stories’ critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevksy’s great novels.


Notes from Underground and the Double

Notes from Underground and the Double

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Introduction by: Jesse Coulson, Translator: Jesse Coulson

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