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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39,336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Feodor Dostoievski Narrator: Miguel Ortíz Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Feodor Dostoievski (1821-1881)Novelista ruso, uno de los más importantes de la literatura universal, que escudriñó hasta el fondo de la mente y el corazón humanos, y cuya obra narrativa ejerció una profunda influencia en todos los ámbitos de la cultura moderna. Nació en Moscú el 11 de noviembre de 1821. Su infancia fue bastante triste y, cuando contaba sólo diecisiete años, su padre le envió a la Academia Militar de San Petersburgo. Pero los estudios técnicos le aburrían y, tras graduarse, decidió dedicarse a la literatura. En 1849, su carrera quedó fatalmente interrumpida por unirse a un grupo de jóvenes intelectuales que leían y debatían las teorías de escritores socialistas franceses, por aquel entonces prohibidos en la Rusia zarista. Dostoievski fue condenado y liberado en 1854. La gran aportación de Dostoievski a la literatura universal consistió en dar un nuevo enfoque a la novela: el narrador ya no relata los acontecimientos de forma objetiva, desde fuera de la historia, sino que se implica en ella y se manifiesta con voz propia, como si de otro personaje se tratara. Su muerte acaeció el 9 de febrero de 1881 en San Petersburgo.

MEMORIAS DEL SUBSUELO - Memorias del Subsuelo es una novela corta organizada en dos partes. La primera, que consta de once capítulos breves y es llamada La Ratonera, es básicamente un monólogo interior en el que se nos presenta al protagonista, un miserable funcionario frustrado, como un antihéroe contradictorio, enfermizo y excitable, que dirige su charla a un público inexistente. La segunda parte, que nace a propósito de la caída de nieve húmeda, consiste en el relato de una memoria del narrador, donde cuenta algo ocurrido en su juventud, relacionado con la despedida a Zvérkov, uno de sus antiguos compañeros de escuela. Memorias del Subsuelo tiene un importante trasfondo psicológico, y las cuestiones filosóficas que aborda son decisivas para comprender la obra posterior... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bernard Norcott-mahany | 2/11/2014

    " I find the unreliable narrator an intriguing premise. The guy is such a mess, though, that a little of him goes a long way. It's like reading the Unabomber at times (not that I've ever read that particular nut). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anthony Jacobson | 2/10/2014

    " Ahh, 'Notes from the Underground'. Certainly, it is baby's first novel on social deconstruction and dead Russian philosophy, but there is a reason for it. In the underground man, Dostoyevsky imagines one of the most profoundly awkward individuals ever created. He is a character that despite his obsessions with distinguishing himself from the populace en masse, in doing so endears himself to it by rendering himself ultimately vulnerable and human. Dostoevsky manages to make his story so entertaining that his heady notions on humanity and existence are easy to palate. Just watch out the indigestion. 'Notes from the Underground' tends to come back on you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda I | 1/30/2014

    " This novella from Dostoevsky is an existential sort of piece which is divided into two parts. The first part is a rambling diatribe by an underground man on the nature of pain and suffering, spite towards his inactvity, and what constitutes goodness in a society where people are motivated by self-interest. The second part is the underground man's story, mainly focused on a dinner party he wishes to attend with some former school mates which he hated, and still does, but is convinced they may be able to help him out of his poverty. These gentleman clearly do not like the underground man's company and do what they can to discourge his involvement in their affairs. After shamefully making a spectacle of himself, the underground man leaves the party and ends up finding a young prostitute, in which he tries to demonstrate her precarious position in society. But, just as he is about to convince her to go back to her parents and leave the life of prostitution behind, he insults her beyond forgiveness. Unhappily he reflects on his earlier musings that because he hates society he's unable to act morally above its standards. I always enjoy the philosophical rhetoric of Dostoevsky, but the underground man can be wearisome after a while. Towards the end of the second part I was really getting annoyed with his whining and egoism. But, overall a great read if you like literature small on story and long on the explorations of human thought and activity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mihai Criveti | 1/22/2014

    " I wish my own introspectives were half as articulate.. "

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