Notes from Underground and the Double

Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragi-comic study of human consciousness. Translated by Ronald Wilks with an Introduction by Robert Louis Jackson

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904097

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'That sense of the meaninglessness of existence that runs through much of twentieth-century writing - from Conrad and Kafka, to Beckett and beyond - starts in Dostoyevsky's work' Malcolm Bradbury Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the 'anthill' and his gradual withdrawal from society. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who looks exactly like him - his double perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragi-comic study of human consciousness. Translated by Ronald Wilks with an Introduction by Robert Louis Jackson

Notes from Underground the Double and Other Stories

The collection "Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories" is a must-read for anyone interested in psychological fiction or in the history of Russian literature.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420947106

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky is best known for his psychological works of fiction. His characters and plots all carry psychosomatic troubles and problems that help make the stories more relatable to the reader. "Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories" combines some of Dostoyevsky's shorter works, though they certainly do not lack for depth. "Notes from Underground" is widely known as the first existential novel because of the raving, maniacal, and incoherent ramblings of its demented narrator. At the time, the Soviets despised the novel because of its critical nature toward a utopian society. This criticism was pointed at the government's attempts to create a Marxist society. Dostoyevsky believed that humans, even if they had perfection, would never be happy; this thought inspired many Western philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Friedrich Nietzsche. The other stories included in the collection all follow the same style: "The Double," "White Nights," "The Meek Ones," and "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" all follow loners in St. Petersburg as they slowly grow insane from isolation. These men fear rejection from their peers and contemporaries, so they distance themselves to the point of madness. However, these men are also ashamed of themselves for their inability to function within Russian society. The collection "Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories" is a must-read for anyone interested in psychological fiction or in the history of Russian literature.

Notes from Underground

A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140442526

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 669

A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career



Archetypes from Underground

Archetypes inform these works and others, bringing vitality to Dostoevsky’s major characters and themes. This research represents a departure from the religious and philosophical questions that have dominated Dostoevsky studies.

Author: Lonny Harrison

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1771122064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Archetypes from Underground: Notes on the Dostoevskian Self uncovers archetypal imagery in Dostoevsky’s stories and novels and argues that archetypes bring a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of his works. In this interdisciplinary study, Harrison analyzes selected texts in light of fresh research in Dostoevsky studies, cultural history, comparative mythology, and depth psychology. He argues that one of Dostoevsky's chief concerns is the crisis of modernity, and that he dramatizes the conflicts of the modern self by depicting the dynamic, transformative nature of the psyche. Harrison finds the language and imagery of archetypes in Dostoevsky’s characters, symbols, and themes, and shows how these resonate in remarkable ways with the archetypes of self, persona, and the shadow. He demonstrates that major themes in Dostoevsky coincide with Western esotericism, such as the complementarity of opposites, transformation, and the symbolism of death and resurrection. These arguments inform a close reading of several of Dostoevsky’s texts, including The Double, Notes from Underground, and The Brothers Karamazov. Archetypes inform these works and others, bringing vitality to Dostoevsky’s major characters and themes. This research represents a departure from the religious and philosophical questions that have dominated Dostoevsky studies. This work is the first sustained analysis of Dostoevsky’s work in light of archetypes, framing a topic that calls for further investigation. Archetypes illumine the author’s ideas about Russian national identity and its faith traditions and help us redefine our understanding of Russian realism and the prominent place Dostoevsky occupies within it.

Notes from Underground

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.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Beaufort Books

ISBN: 9780825307287

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 950

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.

Lectures on Dostoevsky

Poor Folk -- The Double -- The House of the Dead -- Notes from Underground -- Crime and Punishment -- The Idiot -- The Brothers Karamazov -- Appendix I: Selected Film Adaptations of Dostoevsky's Novels -- Appendix II: "Joseph Frank's ...

Author: Joseph Frank

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 593

"This book collects twelve classroom lectures on seven major works by Dostoevsky--Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, Notes from Underground, and three others--by Joseph Frank, the author of the definitive five-volume biography of Dostoevsky published by Princeton University Press. Frank's widow, Marguerite Frank, has worked with a Russian translator and former student of Frank's, Marina Brodskya, to compile the lectures--some of which Frank had written out in their entirety, others for which he left extensive notes. The book will contain a preface, introduction, seven chapters (each containing one or two lectures on a major work), and lists of further reading and stage and screen adaptations of Dostoevsky's works. Each lecture is about 4,000 words and is written in a conversational style that is accessible for undergraduates but also demonstrates Frank's unparalleled knowledge of the Russian author and his world, providing wide-ranging literary and historical context. The editors include notes to explain references and allusions. The book also will include some images of Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky, a couple of artworks discussed in the lectures, and a sample of Frank's handwritten lecture notes"--

Notes from Underground

The Double the matter, whereas Gogol's point of departure is the heart of the
matter itself; consequently he is less profound.” Although Dostoevsky's self-
analysis may not be altogether convincing, the novel itself – an exchange of heart
-rending ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714545783

Category: Fiction

Page:

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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

Referring to the four major novels, the author illustrates how Dostoevsky's understanding of suffering, guilt, repentance, paranoia and religious terrors has proved relevant in today's unbelieving age.

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349195510

Category:

Page: 147

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Notes from the Underground Illustrated

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.

Author: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 149

View: 552

'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.

On Dostoevsky

The Double and Notes from Underground Here ' s a man on his way to
destruction , a man is losing his identity , and he can hardly control himself . . . . (
The Double ) [ A ] man , whoever he is , always and everywhere likes to act as he
chooses ...

Author: Susan Leigh Anderson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 962

This brief text assists students in understanding Dostoevsky's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON DOSTOEVSKY is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

The Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky Annotated with critical essays and Biography

The works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky are collected in this huge anthology of novels, stories, and novella's. This anthology also includes a short biography about Dostoyevsky, and essays about each of his major works.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 1610427122

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 146

The works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky are collected in this huge anthology of novels, stories, and novella's. This anthology also includes a short biography about Dostoyevsky, and essays about each of his major works. Works include: Bobok The Brothers Karamazov The Christmas Tree and the Wedding Crime and Punishment The Crocodile The Double The Dream of the Ridiculous Man The Gambler A Gentle Spirit The Grand Inquisitor The Idiot The Little Orphan Notes from the Underground Poor Folk The Possessed The Thief

The Double and The Gambler

The shorter works of one of the world's greatest writers, including The Gambler and Notes from Underground Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky includes: THE GAMBLER WHITE NIGHTS AN HONEST THIEF THE PEASANT MAREY ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE THE ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782382262597

Category:

Page: 194

View: 165

The shorter works of one of the world's greatest writers, including The Gambler and Notes from Underground Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky includes: THE GAMBLER WHITE NIGHTS AN HONEST THIEF THE PEASANT MAREY ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE THE HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS TREE AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN

Confinia psychiatrica

Dostoevsky , F . : Letters of Fyodor Michailovitch Dostoevsky . Mayne ( transl . ) (
McGraw - Hill , New York 1964 ) ... Dostoevsky , F . : Notes from underground ; in
Notes from underground and the double . Coulson ( transl . ) ( Penguin , London
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Category: Art and mental illness

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Bottled Notes from Underground

The people in the nightmare are moving to the rhythm of a double - speed film .
Their voices are high - pitched and screechy . Their speech sounds like a tape
being played at twice the normal speed . The whole scene gives the feeling of a
film ...

Author: Carole Braverman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 309

View: 437

A collection of plays from London, New York and Israel: The Yiddish Trojan Women by Carole Braveman; LOUIS/lui by Marion Baraitser; Sonja Linden's The Strange Passenger; The Eleventh Commandment by David Schneider; and Joshua Sobol's The Palestinian Girl.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

This unique collection of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's complete works has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027200989

Category: Fiction

Page: 5930

View: 909

This unique collection of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's complete works has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. NOVELS: Netochka Nezvanova The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Crime and Punishment The Idiot The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Uncle's Dream Notes from Underground The Gambler The Permanent Husband SHORT STORIES: The Grand Inquisitor (Chapter from The Brothers Karamazov) Mr. Prohartchin A Novel in Nine Letters Another Man's Wife or, The Husband under the Bed A Faint Heart Polzunkov The Honest Thief The Christmas Tree and The Wedding White Nights A Little Hero An Unpleasant Predicament (A Nasty Story) The Crocodile Bobok The Heavenly Christmas Tree A Gentle Spirit The Peasant Marey The Dream of a Ridiculous Man LETTERS: Letters of Fyodor Michailovitch Dostoyevsky to his Family and Friends BIOGRAPHY: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée Dostoyevsky

Short Masterpieces of Dostoevsky

This exquisite collection of Dostoevsky's works includes "Notes from Underground," "The Double," "The Gambler," "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," "The Honest Thief," and several other masterful short works.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781627300377

Category:

Page: 616

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This exquisite collection of Dostoevsky's works includes "Notes from Underground," "The Double," "The Gambler," "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," "The Honest Thief," and several other masterful short works.

The Translator in the Text

The Double . ” In The Short Novels of Dostoevsky , translated by Constance
Garnett , introduction by Thomas Mann , 475 – 615 . New York : Dial Press , 1945
. " The Double . ” In Notes from Underground and The Double , translated by
Jessie ...

Author: Rachel May

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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What does it mean to read one nation's literature in another language? The considerable popularity of Russian literature in the English-speaking world rests almost entirely upon translations: the many competing versions of major works, and the continuing publication of new and revised translations, suggest the inherently complex interplay between language and literature. In The Translator of the Text Rachel May analyzes Russian literature in English translation, treating it less as a substitute for the original works than as a special subset of English literature, with its own cultural, stylistic, and narrative traditions. Using a blend of translation criticism, close reading, and linguistic analysis, the author explores the translator's role as mediator between cultures and among the voices within literary texts.

Kafka and Dostoyevsky

This book evaluates the importance of Dostoyevsky's life and imaginative fiction as a stimulus to Kafka's own writing.

Author: W.J. Dodd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134921860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 185

This book evaluates the importance of Dostoyevsky's life and imaginative fiction as a stimulus to Kafka's own writing. Dostoyevskian material is situated within detailed readings of particular works. The principle sources discussed are The Double, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and Dostoyevsky's (auto) biography. It is argued that Kafka's use of Dostoyevsky is driven by antagonism as much as by admiration.