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lv, 291 pages ; 20 cm.
Collected here in Penguin Classics are two of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's shorter works, Notes from Underground and The Double, translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson. Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the 'anthill' of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence 'underground'. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who looks exactly like him - his double, perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragicomic study of human consciousness. Ronald Wilks's extraordinary new translation is accompanied here by an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson discussing these pivotal works in the context of Dostoyevsky's life and times. This edition also contains a chronology, bibliography, table of ranks and notes on each work. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow. From 1849-54 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. His other works available in Penguin Classics include Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot and Demons. If you enjoyed Notes from Underground and The Double, you might like Dostoyevsky's Demons, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Notes from Underground, with its mood of intellectual irony and alienation, can be seen as the first modern novel ...That sense of meaninglessness of existence that runs through much of twentieth-century writing - from Conrad and Kafka, to Beckett and beyond - starts in Dostoyevsky's work' Malcolm Bradbury.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140455120 20170220
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01
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xxxvi, 134 pages ; 18 cm.
The passionate confessions of a suffering man who identifies himself as sick and spiteful.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01

3. Invisible man [1998]

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vii, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01

4. Fathers and sons [1996]

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viii, 343 p. ; 22 cm.
This "Critical Edition" of "Fathers and Sons", translated and edited by Michael R. Katz, is accompanied by a selection of Turgenev's letters, illustrating his involvement in the critical storm that surrounded "Fathers and Sons" upon its publication in 1862. It also includes 16 critical essays that cover various themes such as: the issue of translation; Turgenev's liberalism and his attitude towards nihilism and revolution; Turgenev's use of imagery; the role of women; the conflict of generations and the impact of science. A chronology and selected bibliography are also provided.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393967524 20160527
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01

5. Burger's daughter [1980]

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361 p. ; 20 cm.
In South Africa, where Blacks and whites are caught in the winds of change, a young woman tries to uphold the radical heritage she received from her martyred parents while carving out a sense of self.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140055931 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01
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xvi, 455 p. illus., ports. 24 cm.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-159A-01, ENGLISH-159A-01