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The Double: A St Petersburg Poem (Hesperus Classics)

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The Double is a remarkable work of doppelgänger literature. As Dostoevsky examines the neurosis and paranoia that cripple a seemingly ordinary man, he produces a thoroughly modern nightmare, brilliantly foreshadowing the works of Kafka and Sartre. Mr. Golyadkin, a minor government official, is a rather middling man. Then one day he meets his “double”—a man with the same name, face, and background. Initially charmed by the coincidence, Golyadkin soon notices a discernable cooling in the reaction of his friends and colleagues, while his double seems to grow in popularity. Unable to escape the relentless presence of “Golyadkin junior,” even the most ordinary activities begin to take on a terrifying significance, until Golyadkin finds himself on the verge of a breakdown. Fyodor Dostoevsky is regarded as one of the greatest prose writers of all time.

Synopsis:

The Double is a remarkable work of doppelgänger literature. As Dostoevsky examines the neurosis and paranoia that cripple a seemingly ordinary man, he produces a thoroughly modern nightmare, brilliantly foreshadowing the works of Kafka and Sartre. Mr. Golyadkin, a minor government official, is a rather middling man. Then one day he meets his “double”—a man with the same name, face, and background. Initially charmed by the coincidence, Golyadkin soon notices a discernable cooling in the reaction of his friends and colleagues, while his double seems to grow in popularity. Unable to escape the relentless presence of “Golyadkin junior,” even the most ordinary activities begin to take on a terrifying significance, until Golyadkin finds himself on the verge of a breakdown. Fyodor Dostoevsky is regarded as one of the greatest prose writers of all time.

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A new translation of this remarkable tale by Dostoevsky. Translated by Hugh Aplin. Foreword by Jeremy Dyson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843910879
Translator:
Aplin, Hugh
Foreword:
Dyson, Jeremy
Translator:
Aplin, Hugh
Foreword by:
Dyson, Jeremy
Foreword:
Dyson, Jeremy
Author:
Dyson, Jeremy
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Location:
N
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
HESPERUS CLASSICS S.
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
1.95 in.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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The Double is a remarkable work of doppelgänger literature. As Dostoevsky examines the neurosis and paranoia that cripple a seemingly ordinary man, he produces a thoroughly modern nightmare, brilliantly foreshadowing the works of Kafka and Sartre. Mr. Golyadkin, a minor government official, is a rather middling man. Then one day he meets his “double”—a man with the same name, face, and background. Initially charmed by the coincidence, Golyadkin soon notices a discernable cooling in the reaction of his friends and colleagues, while his double seems to grow in popularity. Unable to escape the relentless presence of “Golyadkin junior,” even the most ordinary activities begin to take on a terrifying significance, until Golyadkin finds himself on the verge of a breakdown. Fyodor Dostoevsky is regarded as one of the greatest prose writers of all time.
"Synopsis" by , A new translation of this remarkable tale by Dostoevsky. Translated by Hugh Aplin. Foreword by Jeremy Dyson.
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