Notes From The Underground
  • Notes From The Underground
  • Notes From The Underground
  • Notes From The Underground
ISBN: 048627053X
EAN13: 9780486270531
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 21, 1992
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - I am a sick man. . I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased. However, I know nothing at all about my disease, and do not know for certain what ails me. I don't consult a doctor for it, and never have, though I have a respect for medicine and doctors. Besides, I am extremely superstitious, sufficiently so to respect medicine, anyway (I am well-educated enough not to be superstitious, but I am superstitious). No, I refuse to consult a doctor from spite. That you probably will not understand. Well, I understand it, though. Of course, I can't explain who it is precisely that I am mortifying in this case by my spite: I am perfectly well aware that I cannot pay out the doctors by not consulting them; I know better than anyone that by all this I am only injuring myself and no one else. But still, if I don't consult a doctor it is from spite. My liver is bad, well - let it get worse I have been going on like that for a long time - twenty years. Now I am forty. I used to be in the government service, but am no longer. I was a spiteful Read More chevron_right

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   Good torment
Crime and Punishment was my first choice. It was less anguished, more readable, Raymond said. I'm a huge fan of Dostoyevsky's introspective thoughts, Savage said.
   Hey, what can I say? Dostoevsky is Dostoevsky ...
Hey Hey, what can I say? Dostoevsky is Dostoevsky. This is of course an older translation, but the price is certainly right.
   A Gut-Punch for the Ages
Well, first of all, I am sick, Mr. Blair said. Sopranos star Giovanni Ribisi says his family is all alike: "There's no such thing as a happy family." unhappy families are not unique to one generation, but are common in the entire world. The opening line of Saul Bellow's "The Fall" is "one of the greatest opening lines in literature." As the Underground Man moved forward to explain and prove the statement, I found myself simultaneously drawn to his story and thoughts. Till, ultimately, I said to myself, as I imagine many others have done, I am a sick man, too.
by far the best book i have ever read. The monologue is very deep and i see a lot of my own thoughts in the diary, and i cant wait to finish it.
   Great writer
He is a brilliant writer. Whoever translated this, I must say, was competent. Not only is Dostoyevsky's work well known, but I highly recommend it to anyone.
Stanislavski allows us to look inside of the head of a character we don't want to emulate.
   What a crock of crap. Holy moly
What a crock of crap is. Holy Moly, Holy Moly. And I mean... And I mean... And I mean... And I mean... I love classical literature, okay. I can get any day of the week on some Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy, and Virginia Woolf down on some Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy. I read the classic literature to relax and cure insomnia. I found treasures in history. But THIS Book is some serious BS. Baby, if I want to stoke my inner misanthrope, I'll stick with my Hunter S. Thompson. At least I understand what WTF Hunter is talking about. First couple chapters... just on and on and on about how he couldn t even be an insect or whatever and you're just like, wtf? The point, dead author shut up and get to the point, dead author.
   It’s definitely Dostoevsky
The first part of the book is phenomenal and timeless. It speaks about how resentment is a part of human nature or perhaps how humans will never be satisfied, that it is perhaps ontologically necessary that we cannot experience satiety or fulfillment. I am not quite sure how to word it, but if you read it for yourself, that would be cool and then you could tell me what it is that I read. The first part was an absolutely brilliant insight into human nature, the second part is about an angry Russian guy being an angry Russian guy. It feels Russian uniquely. I found the second part difficult to relate to, probably because I am not a Russian of the 19th century. But the texture was cold ; I could feel like the spite and the vivid wind. Dostoevsky does an amazing job of carefully invoking a vivid image.
The book is being sold through Amazon. com, but the copyright holders of the e-commerce site insist that The Prince is not the "peVear Translator." Ragin Pitke, director of public relations for Amazon, called the allegations "flagrant product misrepresentation." They listed an e-book version of the book, and when I opened it on my device it is not the same translation as the printed version. You can now freely download the English translation of this terrible parable in the Amazon brand, falsely selling it as the PEVEAR translation in lots of places online. Amazon Web Services, for example, cheated customers by allowing resellers to ship orders over the Internet.