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Notes from Underground
By (author): Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by: Kyril Zinovieff Translated by: Jenny Hughes
9781847493743 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Classics Apr 01, 2015
$10.00 CAD
Active 5.01 x 7.91 x 0.48 in 160 pages Alma Alma Classics

The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical and witty monologue ranges from general observations and philosophical musings to memorable scenes from his own life, including his obsessive plans to exact revenge on an officer who has shown him disrespect and a dramatic encounter with a prostitute.

Seen by many as the first existentialist novel and showcasing the best of Dostoevsky’s dry humour, Notes from Underground was a pivotal moment in the development of modern literature and has inspired countless novelists, thinkers and film-makers.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.

"The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx." - Albert Camus

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