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  • Paperback
  • 233 pages
  • Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • English
  • 01 August 2019
  • 0451529553

10 thoughts on “Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

  1. says:

    I did two things after finishing with this book 1 Strengthened my resolve to finish Crime and Punishment and read the rest of Dostoyevsky s works without any inner grumbling 2 Looked up Albert Camus background and profile on the internet.Yes Dostoyevsky was one of Camus influences If you read Notes from Underground right after Camus The Fall, it becomes all theobvious Well anyway here s a word of advice.Do not read this book on a cold, practical day Do not read this on a day w I did two things after finishing with this book 1 Strengthened my resolve to finish Crime and Punishment and read the rest of Dostoyevsky s works without any inner grumbling 2 Looked up Albert Camus background and profile on the internet.Yes Dostoyevsky was one of Camus influences If you read Notes from Underground right after Camus The Fall, it becomes all theobvious Well anyway here s a word of advice.Do not read this book on a cold, practical day Do not read this on a day when your mind is too painstakingly slow to register the meaning of words Do not read this on a day you ...


  2. says:

    My edition ofNotes from Undergroundincludes a magisterial foreword by Richard Pevear that gives an extra dimension to the introspective musings of its sardonic anti hero, bestowing them with the required intellectual authority to reproach the utopian socialism and the aesthetic utilitarianism prevalent in the Russia of the 1860s and offer responses to ideolog...


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    I am writing this review because I have just finished and writing is the only thing I can do at this moment The book has shaken me where reading any other book in the future has come into question Maybe I should have waited till the heat simmered and collected my thoughts but this too would counter what I have just read, experienced and been shaken by Let s start with the simple and easy and get it out of the way The book is told in first person by a narrator who was not raised by parents or I am writing th...


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    To all, who would like to read opinion or analysis of Notes from the Underground Stop here The following is something quite different The only thing it has to do with the book itself is that the man I m mentioning is a bit like the protagonist Self loathing and incapable of real love, but muchmalicious than Dotstoevsky s creature You are supposed to be gone I don t know whether you really are, or you go on being here using again a false identity Even if you are truly gone, maybe yo To all, who would like to read opinion or analysis of Notes from the Underground Stop here The following is something quite different The only thing it has to do with the book itself is that the man I m mentioning is a bit like the protagonist Self loathing and incapable of real love, but muchmalicious than Dotstoevsky s creature You are supposed to be gone I don t know whether you really are, or you go on being here using again a false identity Even if you are truly gone, maybe your prot g es here tell you what goes on Maybe you will read this or be told about it Maybe not I don t care This might be addressed to you, but it is about me And why am I making it public I m leaving the answer to those who would read it Everybody is free to interpret the following as they please I m not looking for sympathy I have enough of that Here I discovered amazing friends who support me constantly and I am so grateful to them W...


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    Dostoyesky s anti hero is the the first of a long line of existential anti heroes who followed later in the 20th century Clearly, here is an utterly loathsome man who is alienated from his brethren by virtue of his own worldview and is victimized by it In his sublime genius Dostoyevsky sufficiently respects his readers to challenge them to find something, however dreadful it may be, to connec...


  6. says:

    Short, brisk, Scathing and dark as dark can be I hope you experience some of the uplifting depression this book gave me It does pull you out in the end but around the middle of the book, it buries you deeper than you ever thought possible.


  7. says:

    I first met the Russian on the loading docks Filling trailers with freight out in the weather, in the humid heat and then again in the freezing cold was not a career, not a job anyone especially wanted, it was a job to fill in the gaps, work that paid a wage and filled a need as necessary as the empty trailers that backed into the dock one after the other.I had seen him in the break room, out on the picnic tables always alone He scri...


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    I scribbled on my notepad, random words, stared at them, struck them and occasionally, tore the page to reveal a new one The overcast sky was teetering at the rain s behest and the drowning sun was not of much assistance either I was wriggling my fingers between the spaces of the black wrought iron bench on which I had been sitting for over three hours now My patience was about to surrender and I was in no mood to cajole it any further I snapped shut my notepad, freed my fingers and was abou I scribbled on my notepad, random words, stared at them, struck them and occasionally, tore the page to reveal a new one The overcast sky was teetering at the rain s behest and the drowning sun was not of much assistance either I was wriggling my fingers between the spaces of the black wrought iron bench on which I had been sitting for over t...


  9. says:

    MadnessThis is madness, I tell you Or worse, it s philosophy, some sound, some twisted in counterintuitive logic In the first part of Notes for Underground the narration reads like the journal of a rambling genius or psychopath It s difficult to decide This section had my mind wandering in a whirl of amazement, boredom and confusion If the entire book went on this way, as slim as it is, I doubt I would ve finished it, or if I had, you d not see a four star rating up there.The second part MadnessThis is madness, I tell you Or worse, it s philosophy, some sound, some twisted in counterintuitive logic In the first part of Notes for Underground the narration reads like the journal of a rambling genius or psychopath It s difficult to decide This section had my mind wandering in a whirl of amazement, boredom and confusion If the entire book went on this way, as slim as it is, I doubt I would ve finished it, or if I had, you d not see a four star rating up there.The second part of Notes takes a standard, first person storytelling approach and feltin the style of Crime and Punishment, only perhapspersonal...


  10. says:

    Original ReviewNotes from Underground is a small but influential work.In particular, it is the inspiration for the Howard Devoto of Magazine fame song A Song from under the Floorboards from The Correct Use of Soap later covered by the solo artist Steven Patrick Morrissey.The song begins, I am angry, I am ill and I m as ugly as sin , which is partly based on the first paragraph of the novel.The name of the novel takes a bit of a liberty with the original Russian title.In the English, it Original ReviewNotes from Underground is a small but influential work.In p...


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Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead A Collection Of Powerful Stories By One Of The Masters Of Russian Literature, Illustrating The Author S Thoughts On Political Philosophy, Religion And Above All, Humanity Notes From Underground, White Nights, The Dream Of A Ridiculous Man, And Selections From The House Of The Dead 150th Anniversary Edition The Compelling Works Presented In This Volume Were Written At Distinct Periods In Dostoyevsky S Life, At Decisive Moments In His Groping For A Political Philosophy And A Religious Answer From The Primitive Peasant Who Kills Without Understanding That He Is Destroying Life To The Anxious Antihero Of Notes From Underground Who Both Craves And Despises Affection The Writer S Often Tormented Characters Showcase His Evolving Outlook On Our Fate.Thomas Mann Described Dostoyevsky As An Author Whose Christian Sympathy Is Ordinarily Devoted To Human Misery, Sin, Vice, The Depths Of Lust And Crime, Rather Than To Nobility Of Body And Soul And Notes From Underground As An Awe And Terror Inspiring Example Of This Sympathy.


About the Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death of his mother in 1837 he was sent to St Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College Dostoyevsky s father died in 1839, most likely of apoplexy, but it was rud that he was murdered by his own serfs Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in 1844 to devote himself to writing His first novel,Poor Folkappeared in 1846.That year he joined a group of utopian socialists He was arrested in 1849 and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia Dostoyevsky spent four years in hard labor and four years as a soldier in Semipalatinsk, a city in what it is today Kazakhstan.Dostoyevsky returned to St Petersburg in 1854 as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiencesThe House of the Dead , 1860 a fictional account of prison life, The Insulted and Injured, which reflects the author s refutation of naive Utopianism in the face of evil, and Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, his account of a trip to Western Europe.In 1857 Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a 29 year old widow He resigned from the army two years later Between the years 1861 and 1863 he served as editor of the monthly periodical Time, which was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising.In 1864 65 his wife and brother died and he was burdened with debts His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction From the turmoil of the 1860s emerged Notes from the Underground, a psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky s artistic development.In 1867 Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his 22 year old stenographer They traveled abroad and returned in 1871 By the time of The Brothers Karamazov 1879 80 , Dostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers