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Notes from Underground | Study Guide

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Overview

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Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Year Published

1864

Type

Novel

Genre

Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The narrator of Notes from Underground is an anonymous recluse who chronicles his own ideas and his opinion of others' ideas and actions in a first-person diary.

Tense

The narrator's musings on philosophy in Part 1 of Notes from Underground are usually written in the present tense. His descriptions of his actions in Part 2 are mainly told in the past tense.

About the Title

The narrator of Notes from Underground is an embittered man who writes from the below-ground hovel where he lives in isolation. The title also refers to being "underground" insofar as the narrator has hidden himself in his dark rooms to avoid society.

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