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The Resource Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead, Dostoyevsky ; a new translation with an afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; revised and updated bibliography

Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead, Dostoyevsky ; a new translation with an afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; revised and updated bibliography

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Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead
Title
Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead
Statement of responsibility
Dostoyevsky ; a new translation with an afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; revised and updated bibliography
Title variation
  • White nights
  • Dream of a ridiculous man
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Language
eng
Summary
The anonymous narrator of Notes from Underground is a bitter, misanthropic man living alone in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 1860s. He is a veteran of the Russian civil service who has recently been able to retire because he has inherited some money. The novel consists of the "notes" that the man writes, a confused and often contradictory set of memoirs or confessions describing and explaining his alienation from modern society. Notes from Underground is divided into two sections. The first, "Underground," is shorter and set in the 1860s, when the Underground Man is forty years old. This section serves as an introduction to the character of the Underground Man, explaining his theories about his antagonistic position toward society. ... The second fragment of Notes from Underground, entitled "Apropos of the Wet Snow," describes specific events in the Underground Manʹs life in the 1840s, when he was twenty-four years old. In a sense, this section serves as a practical illustration of the more abstract ideas the Underground Man sets forth in the first section. This second section reveals the narratorʹs progression from his youthful perspective, influenced by Romanticism and ideals of "the beautiful and lofty," to his mature perspective in 1860, which is purely cynical about beauty, loftiness, and literariness in general. -- from http://www.sparknotes.com (Feb. 26, 2014)
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1821-1881
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3326
LC item number
.A15 1980
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1911-2001
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MacAndrew, Andrew R.
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  • Manners and customs
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
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Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead, Dostoyevsky ; a new translation with an afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; revised and updated bibliography
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [240])
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes from underground -- White nights -- The dream of a ridiculous man -- Selections from The house of the dead
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780451523761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29718789
  • (OCoLC)ocm29718789
Label
Notes from underground, White nights, the dream of a ridiculous man and selections from the house of the dead, Dostoyevsky ; a new translation with an afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; revised and updated bibliography
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [240])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes from underground -- White nights -- The dream of a ridiculous man -- Selections from The house of the dead
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780451523761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29718789
  • (OCoLC)ocm29718789

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