Notes From the UndergroundDownloadable Audiobook - 2010
Often considered a primary forerunner of existentialist philosophy, Notes from the Underground is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, written in the form of a memoir by its central, unnamed character, a former civil servant in St. Petersburg struggling with dark psychological issues. A predecessor to such monumental works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov , Notes from the Underground represents a turning point in Fyodor Dostoevsky's writing toward the more political side. In this work, we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground. This "Underground Man" is one of the first genuine anti-heroes in European literature. The first part of this unusual work is often treated as a philosophical text in its own right; the second part illustrates the theory of the first by means of its own fictional practice. A dark and politically charged novel, Notes from the Underground shows Dostoevsky at his best.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Tantor Media, 2010.
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