Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground

By Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; Norman Dietz (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400148066

Publication Date: July 2010

A predecessor to such monumental works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from the Underground represents a turning point in Fyodor Dostoevsky's writing toward the more political side. In this work, we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground. This "Underground Man" is one of the first genuine antiheroes in European literature.The first part of this unusual work is often treated as a philosophical text in its own right; the second part illustrates the theory of the first by means of its own fictional practice. A dark and politically charged novel, Notes from the Underground shows Dostoevsky at his best.This version of Notes from the Underground is the translation by Constance Garnett.

About the Author

Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. He has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from "AudioFile" magazine, the ALA, and "Publishers Weekly". Additionally, "AudioFile" named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.