A favored author of hipsters and other assorted pseudo-intellectuals, most of whom have never actually read a word he wrote (outside of possibly a synopsis from Sparknotes), but being ever hip as they are, understand how important it is to have the memorization of names of 19th century Russian authors down to a science.
Pre-owned copies of works of Chekhov, Gogol and Dostoevsky all sat neatly in a row atop hipster's bookshelf, just above the more modern, also indubitably hip, works of Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, and David Foster Wallace.
1. One of the two greatest authors ever.
2. A russian chap who understands the reality of life.
"Notes From Underground" is an incredible book."
"I know, it's strait from the genius of Dostoevsky!"