Underground Man

Gene Youngblood

Gene Youngblood discusses George Kuchar’s weather diaries in relation to Thoreau’s Walden and Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground.  Youngblood sees Kuchar’s use of kitsch, melodrama, first-person cinema and subjective narrative as a postmodern continuation of Dostoyevsky’s anticipation of Modernism’s dominant themes of isolation, alienation, communicative instability and the inauthenticity of modern society.