Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kellerloch (Notes from Underground)
By FJODOR MICHAILOWITSCH DOSTOJEWSKI
A life without limits in the big city, the demand for freedom and the preeminence of one’s own life plans – of a life exclusively on one’s own terms: At the end of the day, there is very little room for all of this in “real” life. So the question is: Is there such a thing as “free will”? Is it even possible to “live on your own terms”? Or are all these things only for the “happy few”, in a world that has long been priced and sold? In a process of both reckoning and rappro- chement, Dostoevsky’s protagonist goes through his life once more. He preaches and rages, always searching for a genuine life within the abysses of society. .