One of the most profound and most unsettling works of modern literature, Notes from Underground (first published in 1864) remains a cultural and literary watershed. In these pages Dostoevsky unflinchingly examines the dark, mysterious depths of the human heart. The Underground Man so chillingly depicted here has become an archetypal figure loathsome and prophetic in contemporary culture. / This vivid new rendering by Boris Jakim is more faithful to Dostoevskys original Russian than any previous translation; it maintains the coarse, vivid language underscoring the visceral experimentalism that made both the book and its protagonist groundbreaking and iconic.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor, Author
Fyodor Dostoevsky (18211881) was a Russian writer and philosopher. He is widely considered one of the greatest Russian writers of all time.
Jakim, Boris, Translator
Boris Jakim is the foremost translator of Russian religious thought into English. His published translations include works by S.L. Frank, Pavel Florensky, Vladimir Solovyov, and Sergius Bulgakov.