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Dostoevsky’s such a lot progressive novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line among 19th- and twentieth-century fiction, and among the visions of self every one century embodied. essentially the most notable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former authentic who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground life. In complete retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating assault on social utopianism and an statement of man’s basically irrational nature.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations became the traditional, supply us a brilliantly trustworthy variation of this vintage novel, conveying the entire tragedy and tormented comedy of the original.

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