Notes from Underground
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A groundbreaking new translation of Dostoevsky's most radical work of fiction The unnamed narrator in this novel is one of the most remarkable characters to have emerged in literature. He is one of Dostoevsky's most enigmatic and revolutionary creations. This classic details the passion and hatred of a 19th-century Rusian official who decides to shun society and descend "underground" in what is referred to as the first existentialist novel in history.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment and The Karamazov Brothers. DBC Pierre is the author of Vernon God Little, which was awarded the Booker Prizer for fiction in 2003.Natasha Randall is a translator and writer whose work has appeared in Bookforum, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg Times, and on National Public Radio. She completed acclaimed translations of We for the Modern Library, and A Hero for Our Time for Penguin Classics. She lives in New York City.
"[An] exciting new translation. . . . In Randall's hands, Zamyatin's modernist idiom crackles." —Publishers Weekly on Randall's translation of We"A smart, spirited new translation." —Boston Globe on Randall's translation of A Hero for Our Time