Notes from Underground. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky.

Notes from Underground

New York: Vintage Books, 1994. First Vintage Classics Edition; later printing. Paperback. 136pp. Octavo [20.5cm]; illustrated wraps. New. Item #54816
ISBN: 9780679734529

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man’s essentially irrational nature.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations have become the standard, give us a brilliantly faithful edition of this classic novel, conveying all the tragedy and tormented comedy of the original.

-- from publisher.

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