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

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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.

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The Prince of the Potomac, Part 2: A More Perfect Union

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Accu.So’s Book Club provides topical analysis of significant political, historical, or otherwise socially relevant texts, classical or contemporary. Suggestions for future readings, comment, or discussion by any of our subscribers who care to read along, are all wholeheartedly encouraged. This series will work from the 1958 W. K. Marriott translation available for free on Gutenberg.org. Continue reading

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The Prince of the Potomac, Part 1: Power Shall Be Vested

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Accu.So’s Book Club provides topical analysis of significant political, historical, or otherwise socially relevant texts, classical or contemporary. Suggestions for future readings, comment, or discussion by any of our subscribers who care to read along, are all wholeheartedly encouraged. This series will work from the 1958 W. K. Marriott translation available for free on Gutenberg.org. Continue reading

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