The apology and confession of a minor mid-nineteenth century Russian official, 'Notes From Underground' is a half-desperate, half-mocking political critique and a powerful, at times absurdly comical, account of a man's breakaway from society and descent "underground".
Written in 1864, this book is the first and strangest of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, brilliantly violating literary conventions. In this magnificent translation, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky capture for the first time in English all the stunning idiosyncrasy of the original.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 09 / 1999
- 125 x 198mm