Notes From the Underground: Spring 2019 - Growing Pains

Notes From the Underground: Spring 2019 - Growing Pains

by Mariam AlviEmma Grace Bass Jolie Baus and others

Publication Date: 10/05/2019

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We take the title of this journal from a novella of the same name by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The novella is an existentialist piece, written before Dostoyevsky's greatest works and before Existentialism had really taken root in literature. The unnamed narrator is frequently named an anti-hero and is described by the note on the back of the Dover edition as "a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes." The novella opens with the words "I am a sick man." This is not to say that Dostoyevsky's novella are about art and darkness but rather that this novella and art confront darkness. The powers that be don't like this, but art endures and fights on.

ISBN:
9781393254041
9781393254041
Category:
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Publication Date:
10-05-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
David Low

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