The Questions of Publishing and Commenting on Unrealized Ideas of Dostoevsky in the Late 1860s and Early 1870s Cover Image

Проблемы публикации и комментирования незавершенных замыслов Достоевского конца 1860-х — начала 1870-х годов
The Questions of Publishing and Commenting on Unrealized Ideas of Dostoevsky in the Late 1860s and Early 1870s

Author(s): Natalia A. Tarasova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: history of the text; creative story; unrealized ideas;Dostoevsky;

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to the problems of reading, publishing, dating and commenting on Dostoevsky’s draft notes and diaries that reveal his unaccomplished ideas in the late 1860s and early 1870s. The article proposes new textological solutions concerning scientific principles of reconstruction of handwritten materials taking into consideration peculiarities of the author's creative process and the position of handwritten notes on a page. The article studies variants of publishing author’s unaccomplished ideas, born in the broad thematic context of Dostoevsky’s diaries and among the preliminary drafts of his other incomplete works. For the first time, the study clarifies the chronological order of notes in Dostoyevsky’s notebooks, and raises a question of another sequences of their publishing in the press. Much attention is paid to the problem of commenting on Dostoevsky’s drafts. Certain mistakes, previously made in academic and other scholarly comments, have been corrected. Finally, new facts have been added to already existing comments on the manuscript texts.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 70-91
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English, Russian