ISBN-10:
0393976122
ISBN-13:
9780393976120
Pub. Date:
07/28/2000
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Notes from Underground: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Notes from Underground: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. KatzFyodor Dostoevsky

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Overview

The text for this edition of Notes from Underground is Michael Katz’s acclaimed translation of the 1863 novel, which is introduced and annotated specifically for English-speaking readers.


"Backgrounds and Sources" includes relevant writings by Dostoevsky, among them "Winter Notes on Summer Impressions," the author’s account of a formative trip to the West. New to the Second Edition are excerpts from V. F. Odoevksy’s "Russian Nights" and I. S. Turgenev’s "Hamlet of Shchigrovsk District." In "Responses", Michael Katz links this seminal novel to the theme of the underground man in six famous works, two of them new to the Second Edition: an excerpt from M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin’s The Swallows, Woody Allen’s Notes from the Overfed, Robert Walser’s The Child, an excerpt from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man, an excerpt from Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, and an excerpt from Jean-Paul Sartre’s Erostratus. "Criticism" brings together eleven interpretations by both Russian and Western critics from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, two of them new to the Second Edition. Included are essays by Nikolai K. Mikhailovsky, Vasily Rozanov, Lev Shestov, M. M. Bakhtin, Ralph E. Matlaw, Victor Erlich, Robert Louis Jackson, Gary Saul Morson, Richard H. Weisberg, Joseph Frank, and Tzvetan Todorov. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393976120
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 142,460
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and many other novels.

Michael R. Katz was born in New York and educated at Williams College and the University of Oxford. He taught Russian language and literature at Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Middlebury College, where he is the C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies. He is the author of two monographs—The Literary Ballad in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Dreams and the Unconscious in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction—and the translator of over fifteen Russian novels into English, including works  by  Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. He lives in Cornwall, Vermont.

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