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This new translation of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground is more faithful to the original writing than any previous one, maintaining its coarse and vivid language. Originally published in 1864, it leads readers into the human heart where the dark secrets and mysterious thoughts of the Underground Man are revealed. This riveting and chilling depiction of the dark side of human consciousness has fascinated readers for generations. Paperback.
One of the most profound and most unsettling works of modern literature, Notes from Underground (first published in 1864) remains a cultural and literary watershed. In these pages Dostoevsky unflinchingly examines the dark, mysterious depths of the human heart. The Underground Man so chillingly depicted here has become an archetypal figure -- loathsome and prophetic -- in contemporary culture.
This vivid new rendering by Boris Jakim is more faithful to Dostoevsky’s original Russian than any previous translation; it maintains the coarse, vivid language underscoring the "visceral experimentalism" that made both the book and its protagonist groundbreaking and iconic.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (18211881) was a prominentRussiannovelist and writer and is widely considered one of themost outstanding and influential writers of modernliterature.
Boris Jakim is the foremost translator of Russian religiousthought into English. His published translations includeworks by S.L. Frank, Pavel Florensky, Vladimir Solovyov,and Sergius Bulgakov.