Notes from the Underground & The Gambler

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Notes from the Underground The Gambler One of the most profound and disturbing works of nineteenth century literature Notes from the Underground is a probing and speculative work often regarded as a forerunner to the Existentialist movem
  • Title: Notes from the Underground & The Gambler
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Malcolm V. Jones Jane Kentish
  • ISBN: 9780199536382
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most profound and disturbing works of nineteenth century literature, Notes from the Underground is a probing and speculative work, often regarded as a forerunner to the Existentialist movement The Gambler explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one of Dostoevsky s own vices and a subject he describes with extraordinary acumen and drama Both works are new tOne of the most profound and disturbing works of nineteenth century literature, Notes from the Underground is a probing and speculative work, often regarded as a forerunner to the Existentialist movement The Gambler explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one of Dostoevsky s own vices and a subject he describes with extraordinary acumen and drama Both works are new translations, specially commissioned for the World s Classics series.
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    At the end of last year I finally completed another one of my life reading goals That is to say I finished the classic Crime and Punishment Having found this masterpiece to be a fascinating piece of literature I decided that I would have to tackle another work of Dostoyevsky s and so when I stumbled upon Notes from the Underground and The Gambler at my library I picked up the volume and began to read.There is something about the nature of suffering that the classic Russian authors seem to unders [...]

    The I read this, the I can identify with the narrator He s not crazy at all, just too conscious And, like he mentions in the first couple of pages, it s an illness.

    I m wary to even write about Dostoevsky because he s one of those novelists that gets discussed to gauge one s depth and it s almost like his work has become secondary to his name, at least for my generation, and I don t feel like namedropping on , just to score some political points These were the first Dostoevsky novels I read probably because they were shorter than Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, but I m being harsh on myself, because I think anyone reading Dostoe [...]

    The edition I read included both Notes from the Underground and The Gambler, which seemed like a useful comparison Both novellas are, in a word, bonkers There is the disturbing, thrilling instability of the underground man the reader cannot trust him, but at the same time his self lacerating cycles of thought feel so brutally honest and so, how much do we trust ourselves and our own narratives In The Gambler we see an underground man climb out from under the floorboards, only to find that even i [...]

    A Dostoyevsky Force Majeure The sheer shamefulness of lifeyour heart is rendered for the narrator as he wrestles his inner demons and the men of action The standard themes of respectable decrepitude, existentialism and bravado are explored in uncomfortable detail Shorter than other works but he is pitiless in this one, if you know what I m talking about.

    Kind of trippy The arc of this reminded me of Good Morning, Midnight I just loved it The paranoid, socially inept narrator, and lust for attention and dignity of a world he scorns Fun Short.Oh I haven t read the Gambler, just NOTES.

    since kierkegaard came then a century before this it s not a forerunner of existentialism , but it is amazing

    Fascinating duoThe Notes begins with rather bizarre, but the second section is entertaining and also enlightening in a rather Russian way It does not seem to me, however, an existentialist work The Gambler is a fine novella with diverse characters, and lots of gambling Dostoevsky often ceded to the allure of the casino so his depictions of the agony and ecstasy of are undoubtedly accurate.

    the best definition of man is a creature who walks on two legs and is ungrateful Notes from the Underground , which is considered as the first existentialist novel, is the story of an anti social person who is disconnected from the society and while hiding himself from others in a place underground criticized society bitterly and described his ideas Dostoevsky is the master of digging deep in to peoples mind and psychoanalysis of his characters And by using this ability combined with genius plot [...]

    Well, there is nothing I can say about Dostoevsky that others haven t said many times over, but these two stories are so provoking that I feel like I have to write somethingI m not sure at what point you realise that the man from the underground is pretty unhinged maybe 10 pages in, maybe less He starts out with an extended argument about the human will being the central element of human life as opposed to reason the basic existential position And it kind of makes sense, but he goes on an on and [...]

    This is the third time I ve read Notes From Underground, the first two times I felt it was a book full of great lines Man is the ungrateful biped and ideas but as a whole difficult and disjointed However, this time around I found I had not read it with the right perspective or plain didn t get it the first two times The book still jars in places, this I think is due to the structure of how it is written how does one write a madman s soliloquy over a 100 pages long without getting into some stick [...]

    When you read Dostoyevsky, you often feel like you are handling a bomb perhaps inert, but the strange nature of it gives you the feeling it could blow up in your hands.This book might be the most bomb like From the first page, you are reading the potent words of a genius Or a madmanThe book is two books fused into one The first part is the long and sometimes tedious rant of a misanthropic curmudgeon He rants for a while and you feel like you are reading some basement dwellers blog Portions of it [...]

    Notes from the Underground is that classic bad ass and social angst short fiction of Dostoyevsky When you re starting to feel hate against the world at one point, give yourself some time off, this is a very good companion You might at the end consider staying there the rest of your life like the nameless underground man, but are you up to tormenting yourself and abandon everything else because there s no better feeling than remorse The underground man is one of the many typical neurotic, self lo [...]

    I am a sick manI am a wicked man Yes you are Yes you are.The Underground Man really is a little creepy He s vain, self centered, deranged, cruel, spiteful, and a hundred other terrible things In the last half of the book we get a glimpse into his poetic genius and think that maybe he might not beoh wait, nope, he s still a dishrag A big, stinky dishrag I m giving it two stars because the drama was enthralling and some of the writing was beautiful, but for the most part, I don t really understand [...]

    This book is difficult and not much happens and after almost every single action, no matter how small, or sometimes with no action whatsoever, the story will wildly digress into pages and pages of reflections about reflections about thoughts about feelings bouncing back and forth like mirrors facing each other.But at the same time that s what makes it so fascinating That s how thought really is For me, anyway It s hard to tell if the book crawls into your brain and makes you think thoughts or if [...]

    second time around reading this I finished it some time ago but didn t get around to writing something about it Yet one question remains I understand that the underground man is a sick man, yet what is the impetus for his sickness Is it that he realizes his position in society or that he recognizes that only interpretation stands in regard to how one should live the good life And ultimately, is his sickness similar to the hyperbolic actions and thought he expresses throughout the novel

    I started this short novel with some despair as the first few pages seemed like Psychobabble philosophies However when the story itself started to unfold I was mesmerised with it My feelings towards the nameless protagonist swung round 360 degrees A man of confusion, demoralised and sad and never recognising the wisdom at times he had within himself.His words of advice to Liza the prostitute are riveting.As with other Dostoyevsky books I have read I found it very powerful.

    I really loved both of these stories Truly disturbing stuff Notes from Underground details the thoughts and embarrassing memories of a self obsessed social recluse, who is revolted by himself, the stupidity of others, and his unbearable longing for them The Gambler is about a hopeless gambling addict and his downward spiral.

    This was OK But, I might find that I really like it if I were to read it again It is Dostoyevsky, after all Notes from the Underground is an experimental piece in two parts One part is the character s journal entry describing a disastrous day in which he meet with some school mates as a reunion The second part tells the same story in 3rd person narrative.

    I got about 3 4 of the way through on a very long walk in new shoes and, not only did I want to sock the protagonist in the jaw with the intensity of a Tea Party Rally, I got a blister the size of LA County on my heel This book would have two stars, but I gave it three for the writing The writing is great The story is a blister the size of LA County on my heel.

    Dos breakthrough short novel is confessional, raw, and naked Taking place in the author s own city of St Petersburg, Russia, it reads like a diary than a story Broken into 2 distinct parts, the first confronts and challenges the reader on fronts political, moral, and ethical Part II follows The Underground Man through a journey of self effacing revelation Rob W.

    Laugh out loud funny at times Much like Voltaire, he is a satirist with wicked wit True, the plot is kind of weak, but it s mostly a framework around which Fyodor hangs his acerbic observations.

    The three stars is for the Oxford World s classics translation of Notes from the Underground , made by Jane Kentish, which reads a bit flat The Gambler fares better, and I reread this short novel which I read a few days ago in another translation.

    Aaah, I have not started Gambler, but am still on Underground very dark indeed The underground man is disturbed for sure, and he s analyzing the human mind and reasoning to the point where everything is to my mind going in circles But that s how we think sometimes, anyways.

    I find nothing painful than Russian literature, and I don t know why I thought this would be any different I couldn t slog through it In fact, I have failed to finish reading this book often than any other As treatises on disaffectation go, I choose the French, hands down.

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