Notes From The Underground (version 2)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881)
Translated by Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

Notes from Underground is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?. The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow," and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Underground - Part 1 Bob Neufeld
Play 02 Underground - Part 2 Bob Neufeld
Play 03 A Propos of the Wet Snow - Part 1 Bob Neufeld
Play 04 A Propos of the Wet Snow - Part 2 Bob Neufeld
Play 05 A Propos of the Wet Snow - Part 3 Bob Neufeld
Play 06 A Propos of the Wet Snow - Part 4 Bob Neufeld