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Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Paperback) Loot Price: R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 You Save: R42 (21%)

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Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Paperback)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Introduction by Deborah A. Martinsen; Notes by Deborah A. Martinsen; Translated by Constance Garnett

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"Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories," by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics": New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Often considered a prologue to Dostoevsky's brilliant novels, the story "Notes from Underground" introduces one of the great anti-heroes in literature: the underground man, who lives on the fringes of society. In an impassioned, manic monologue this character--plagued by shame, guilt, and alienation--argues that reason is merely a flimsy construction built upon humanity's essentially irrational core. Internal conflict is also explored in "The Double," a surreal tale of a government clerk who meets a more unpleasant version of himself and is changed as a result.

In addition to these two existential classics, this collection also includes the psychologically probing stories "The Meek One," "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," and "White Nights." Deborah A. Martinsen is Assistant to the Director of the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature. She is the author of "Surprised by Shame: Dostoevsky's Liars and Narrative Exposure."

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Imprint: Fine Communications,US
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2008
Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Introduction by: Deborah A. Martinsen
Notes by: Deborah A. Martinsen
Translators: Constance Garnett
Dimensions: 203 x 132 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 407
ISBN-13: 978-1-59308-124-9
Barcode: 9781593081249
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LSN: 1-59308-124-3

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