Notes from Underground; The Double

Notes from Underground; The Double


Translator: Jesse Coulson
Introduction by: Jesse Coulson

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140442526
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

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; The Double

Notes from Underground; The Double

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

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