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How do you read notes from the underground?

How do you read notes from the underground?

Read the work very slowly and carefully. Try to follow the logic of the narrator attentively. Make a list of the arguments with which you agree, and those with which you disagree.

Is reading notes from underground hard?

Notes from Underground is perhaps Dostoevsky’s most difficult work to read, but it also functions as an introduction to his greater novels later in his career.

Where should I start with Dostoevsky?

The Best Books by Fyodor Dostoyevsky You Should Read

  • Crime and Punishment (1866) The best way to get acquainted with Dostoyevsky is by reading Crime and Punishment.
  • The Idiot (1868)
  • Poor Folk (1846)
  • Demons (1871)
  • The Gambler (1866)
  • The Insulted and Humiliated (1861)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (1879)

Is Dostoevsky a realist?

Though sometimes described as a literary realist, a genre characterized by its depiction of contemporary life in its everyday reality, Dostoevsky saw himself as a “fantastic realist”.

How long will it take to read Crime and Punishment?

13 hours and 33 minutes
The average reader will spend 13 hours and 33 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).

Which Fyodor Dostoevsky to read first?

Crime and Punishment is the perfect introduction to Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment, all the way. I read first White Nights and Novel in Nine Letters and they made a great impression in my, when I was 16 y.o. They made me want to read all of his works, which I have almost done.

Which Tolstoy book to read first?

You should read not one book but books: Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Both novels are among the best works of literature in the history. If War and Peace too long for you, read just Anna Karenina.

What was the starting point of notes from underground?

Notes from Underground marks the starting point of Dostoevsky’s move from psychological and sociological themed novels to novels based on existential and general human experience in crisis .

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How many chapters are there in the book Underground?

Serving as an introduction into the perplexing mind of the narrator, this part is split into nine chapters. The introduction to the chapters propounds a number of riddles whose meanings are further developed as the narration continues. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 deal with suffering and the irrational pleasure of suffering.

What was the political climate in the Underground Man?

The narration by the Underground Man is laden with ideological allusions and complex conversations regarding the political climate of the time period. Using his fiction as a weapon of ideological discourse, Dostoevsky challenges the ideologies of his time, mainly nihilism and rational egoism.