Dostoyevsky’s short novel, Notes from Underground of 1864, is a gripping vision of the terrors of psychological isolation and the evils that can flow from it. Often called the first existentialist novel, it’s a remarkable early unrolling of ideas that will become key in modern thought. It’s a powerful and prescient book.
Tag: Robert Woodruff
… so that’s what it’s like down in Hades …
I thought Rinde Eckert’s two-person play, And God Created the Great Whales, was one of the greatest pieces of theater I’d ever seen so I was keen to see Orpheus X, a multi-media performance piece with drama, singing, instrumental music, and video, that recounts the ancient myth in contemporary terms. It has touches of genius, and is also somewhat tiresome, darn it!