About the author:
Anastasia V. Golubtsova, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1286-7707
The article studies the influence of the Notes from Underground on Italian literature of the beginning of the 20th century. Special attention is paid to the relations of Dostoevsky’s novel with One, No One and One Hundred Thousand by L. Pirandello, A Man-Finished by G. Papini and Zeno’s Conscience by I. Svevo. The paper analyzes similarities between the protagonists of these novels and the “underground man”, points out some possible allusions to Dostoevsky’s novel and suggests that the Notes from Underground may have influenced the structure and narrative strategies of the mentioned novels.