Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes From the Underground

The compelling works presented in this volume were written at distinct periods in Dostoyevsky's life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. From the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying life to the anxious antihero of Notes from Underground—who both craves and despises affection—the writer's often-tormented characters showcase his evolving outlook on our fate.
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    dlj1995shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Very wizardly

    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression2 years ago
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    Great story, but the man is sticking to his own space because the fear of the world and the experience of complete folly has lasting effects upon the public. Very nice book, but a bit difficult and difficult to handle.

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    b5715170792has quoted4 days ago
    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!
    b9910069581has quoted3 months ago
    cost and with
    almost no restrictions whatsoever.
    shehas quoted4 months ago
    I used to grind my teeth at them, and felt intense enjoyment when I succeeded in making anybody unhappy.

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