Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

Joking with Clenched Teeth: The Politics of Modern Alienation in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground

Published by:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s literary style separates yet unifies fiction and non-fiction literary genres in order to critique modern political discourse.  It does this from the point of view of modern alienation in the voice of the Underground Man.  By situating the novella in the space of pure imagination, Dostoyevsky encourages students of politics and literature to contemplate the origins of both modern political philosophy and it’s alienated other in terms of abstraction and imagination.

Continue reading

Please like & share: