Notes from the Sofa

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783524167

Category: Authors, English

Page: 208

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From Raymond Briggs, the beloved and bestselling author of The Snowman, comes his first book in a decade, now in an updated edition with new columns and illustrations. Notes from the Sofa is a beautifully illustrated compilation of reflections on life and what it means to get older. Raymond dips into his past to remind us of scrumping apples, National Service, party lines on telephones, the torment of cinema organs and the endless obsession with laxatives, alongside his take on the absurdities of the modern world. This collection gives us warm and memorable sketches of Raymond's life now and reminds us why he is one of our best-loved storytellers.

Notes From the Sofa

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783521708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5612


From Raymond Briggs, the beloved and bestselling author of The Snowman, comes his first book in a decade, now in an updated edition with new columns and illustrations. Notes from the Sofa is a beautifully illustrated compilation of reflections on life and what it means to get older. Raymond dips into his past to remind us of scrumping apples, National Service, party lines on telephones, the torment of cinema organs and the endless obsession with laxatives, alongside his take on the absurdities of the modern world. This collection gives us warm and memorable sketches of Raymond’s life now and reminds us why he is one of our best-loved storytellers.

Notes from the Couch

Author: Jean-Jacques Sempe

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: 9780714846750

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9348


This hardback notebook features cartoons and illustrations on the theme of psychoanalysis by New Yorker cover artist Jean-Jacques Sempé, who is one of the best-loved illustrators in the world today. It also features plenty of lined and blank pages to write down thoughts, ideas or dreams. The illustrations featured in 'Notes from the Couch' explore the intriguing and complex relationships between therapists and their patients, captured with Sempé’s signature insight and lightness of touch. Witty, absurd and thought-provoking, these cartoons will inspire anyone to keep track of the innermost workings of their minds.

Notes From The Underground

Author: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN: 3985226326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4048


Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - Notes from Underground is a study of a single character, and a revelation of Dostoyevsky's own deepest beliefs. In this work we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground. On the surface this is a story of one man's rant against a corrupt, oppressive society, but this philosophical book also explores the deeper themes of alienation, torment, and hatred.

Notes from Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365402274

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3467


Often called the first existentialist work, Dostoyevsky's 1864 Notes from Underground touches on many of the philosophical problems dealt with in the Russian master's novels. The story is written in the form of a journal belonging to an unnamed man who withdrawn himself from society into an underground existence. The first part is a monologue in which the narrator philosophizes and then laughs at his ideas; the second part is a recounting of adventures from the narrator's life, which exemplify some of the ideas propounded in the first part of the story.

Notes from the Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770485066

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 7840


Notes from the Underground is recounted from the perspective of an unnamed narrator who describes himself as sick, spiteful, and unattractive. His thoughts and his moods veer unpredictably as he reflects on the folly of idealism and the reality of human squalor and degradation. The psychological power of the book is deeply rooted in the conflicts and contradictions that afflict the narrator—many of which seem to have afflicted Dostoevsky himself. Once attracted to idealistic and utopian notions, he subsequently found himself repelled by them. A passionate advocate of freedom, he had little confidence that humans could use freedom for good. The narrator of Notes from the Underground is not a unified self, but a self-contradictory character, like his author. His bewildering complexity and relentless self-analysis make him one of the most memorable and thought-provoking protagonists of modern literature. This new translation of Notes from the Underground renders Dostoevsky’s famous work in readable and idiomatic contemporary English. As well as the full text of the work itself and an informative introduction, this edition provides background materials that offer personal and intellectual context for the work. These materials (also newly translated) include writings from some of the thinkers against whom Dostoevsky positioned himself; excerpts from Dostoevsky’s personal letters and his earlier published works; and a substantial selection of relevant illustrations and photographs.

Notes from the Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114996

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7459


Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Embraces moral, religious, political, and social themes. Authoritative Constance Garnett translation. New introduction.

Notes from Underground, the Grand Inquisitor

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666234

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2730


"The connection between these works is unmistakable, as is their direct relation to Dostoevsky's life—sensational, harrowing, and frenzied." —From the Introduction by Ralph E. Matlow

Notes from Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky,Boris Jakim

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802845703

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 2485


One of the most profound and most unsettling works of modern literature, Notes from Underground (first published in 1864) remains a cultural and literary watershed. In these pages Dostoevsky unflinchingly examines the dark, mysterious depths of the human heart. The Underground Man so chillingly depicted here has become an archetypal figure -- loathsome and prophetic -- in contemporary culture. This vivid new rendering by Boris Jakim is more faithful to Dostoevsky s original Russian than any previous translation; it maintains the coarse, vivid language underscoring the "visceral experimentalism" that made both the book and its protagonist groundbreaking and iconic.