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Notes from Underground

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ISBN-10: 0802845703

ISBN-13: 9780802845702

Edition: 2009

Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Boris Jakim

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A bold new translation of a literary classic. / One of the most profound and most unsettling works of modern literature, Notes from Underground (first published in 1864) remains a cultural and literary watershed. In these pages Dostoevsky unflinchingly examines the dark, mysterious depths of the human heart. The Underground Man so chillingly depicted here has become an archetypal figure loathsome and prophetic in contemporary culture. / This vivid new rendering by Boris Jakim is more faithful to Dostoevskys original Russian than any previous translation; it maintains the coarse, vivid language underscoring the visceral experimentalism that made both the book and its protagonist…    
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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
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.…