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And the translation by Pevear, including the translators notes at the back, is excellent.
To understand clearly the influence of existentialism in 20th century literature, one must first understand this germinal literary classic.
The Underground Man is the clearest, most succinct and most powerful statement of Dostoevsky's existentialist philosophy.
this man was the first to really delve into human psyche. this work also gives birth to existentialism. not a light read, lol. a challenge well worth the time and energyPublished 12 days ago by e.m.
I enjoyed reading this book. Surprisingly, I found the first part more fascinating in some way. He wrote so beautifully, so sincere, it has such powerful text. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Moriah
A few weeks ago I came to the last page of Pevear and Volokhonsky's excellent translation of Tolstoy';s peerless War and Peace. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. M Mills
The memorable words “I am a sick man. I am a wicked man. I am an unattractive man” introduces us to the bitter and misanthropic narrator of Notes from the Underground. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leonard Seet
Read this in conjunction with Crime and Punishment and Brothers K to get a well-rounded picture of Dostoevsky's view of humanity. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jason L
This book leads one in the direction of the later short stories like The Meek One and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man. The messages that the book conveys are disturbing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Songplayerman
Notes from Underground begins Dostoevsky's long list of masterworks. In the form of the "Underground Man," we meet one of the great literary psyches of the Western tradition: a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lazar
It is a condensed work of great pathos and bitterness. Holden Caulfield seems like an Eagle Scout in comparison to Dostoevsky's brilliantly written anti-hero. Read morePublished 15 months ago by nskoulos