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The Epistolary Novel of Fyodor and Anna Dostoevsky
The Epistolary Novel of Fyodor and Anna Dostoevsky

Author(s): Irina Andrianova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Philology
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: Dostoevsky; correspondence; epistolary genre; text;literary allusion

Summary/Abstract: Letters by Fyodor and Anna Dostoevsky were first published in a series "Literary monuments". Before, F. Dostoevsky’s letters used to be published separately. In the above-mentioned edition the letters of the spouses are arranged in a chronological order and represent compositional wholeness that resembles an epistolary novel with certain storyline logic. For the first time the article makes an attempt to study letters by Fyodor and Anna Dostoevsky not within the frame of a biographical approach but as an integral dialogical text characterized by compositional, thematic and stylistic uniformity, and created by two corresponding co-authors. Among the tasks of this research there is also analysis of stylistic peculiarities and the topics of Anna Dostoevskaya. Both a published source of the letters and manuscripts of the spouses Dostoevsky kept in Russian archives served as materials for the research.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-11
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English, Russian