Notes from Underground; the Double (Penguin Classics)
Notes from Underground; the Double (Penguin Classics)

Notes from Underground; the Double (Penguin Classics)

  • Publish Date: 1972-07-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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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 Dostoyevskys 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 Coulsons introduction discusses the stories critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevksys great novels.


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