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Notes from the Underground

Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Narrated by: Brian Kelly
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, "Notes from Underground" marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.

©2018 Fyodor Dostoevsky (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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  • C
  • 2019-01-07

relevant now

seems timeless especially in the millennial gig economy and intellectual dark web. the roles we play in our constructed worlds have been around since we painted in caves.

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  • Bill
  • 2019-01-09

Yep. A classic.

My brain works just like Dostoevsky's mind sometimes.

That can’t be good.

The narrator nailed this one. Perfect for the story.

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  • Lorenzo Coopman
  • 2019-02-20

Strange story!

I did struggle in the beginning, but than I got the hang of it. You can relate to the protagonist but you cannot have any sympathy for him. Dark story! voice was a bit off

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  • Ashraf Abaza
  • 2019-02-11

What an amazing sense of humor

This is the funniest literary self exposition I’ve ever read. This serious Dostoyevsky was clearly very very funny. Wow. What prison can do to mature your mind And your soul . What a mind. I laughed my ass off for ¢66. Go figure !

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