… Of course I have myself made up all the things you say. That, too, is from underground. I have been for forty years listening to you through a crack under the floor. I have invented them myself, there was nothing else I could invent. It is no wonder that I have learned it by heart and it has taken a literary form . . . I write only for myself, and I wish to declare once and for all that if I write as though I were addressing readers, that is simply because it is easier for me to write in that form. It is a form, an empty form – I shall never have readers …
Public and participative discussion on Dostoevsky‘s classic Notes from Underground (1864).
Explore the text and pick a few passages to discuss together !
Free and open to all !
Sunday 12 June 2016
TabulaBeach Cafe, Siri Fort, Delhi