Notes from the Underground, published in 1864, marks a turning point in Dostoevsky’s writing: it announces the moral, political and social ideas that he will further examine in Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamozov. The book opens with a tormented soul crying out, “I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.” This is the cry of an alienated individual who has become one of the greatest anti-heroes in all literature.
Check out the Logos version of this title and Dostoevsky’s other works in Collected Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky (November 11, 1821–February 9, 1881) was a Russian writer of novels, short stories, and essays. He is best known for his novels Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoevsky’s literary works explored human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of nineteenth-century Russian society.