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Notes from Underground

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ISBN-10: 0553211447

ISBN-13: 9780553211443

Edition: 1974

Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mirra Ginsburg, Donald Fanger

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List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.15" wide x 7.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draftsman. However, his first novel, Poor Folk (1846), was so well received that he abandoned engineering for writing. In 1849, Dostoevsky was arrested for being a part of a revolutionary group that owned an illegal printing press. He was sentenced to be executed, but the sentence was changed at the last minute, and he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia instead.…    

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
A Brief Note on the Translation
The Text of Notes from Underground
Backgrounds and Sources
Selected Letters from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Mikhail Dostoevsky (1859-64)
[Socialism and Christianity]
from Winter Notes on Summer Impressions
from Russian Nights
from "Hamlet of Shchigrovsk District"
from What Is to Be Done?
Responses
Parody
from "The Swallows"
Notes from the Overfed
Imitation/Inspiration
The Child
from The Invisible Man
from We
from "Erostratus"
Criticism
[Dostoevsky's Cruel Talent]
[Thought and Art in Notes from Underground]
[Dostoevsky and Nietzsche]
[Discourse in Dostoevsky]
Structure and Integration in Notes from the Underground
Notes on the Uses of Monologue in Artistic Prose
[Freedom in Notes from Underground]
[The Pun of Creativity; Double Determination]
The Formalistic Model: Notes from Underground
Notes from Underground
[The Symbolic Game]
Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography