A Family and Patrimonial Thought in A. M. Dostoevsky's Diaries Cover Image

Мысль семейная и родовая в дневниках А. М. Достоевского
A Family and Patrimonial Thought in A. M. Dostoevsky's Diaries

Author(s): Klavdiya Sizyukhina
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Philology
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: diary; A. M. Dostoevsky; F. M. Dostoevsky; M. M. Dostoevsky; V. M. Dostoevskaya; A. M. Dostoevskaya; A. G. Dostoevskaya; L. F. Dostoevskaya; M. M. Vladislavleva; family; family line personalia; genre,

Summary/Abstract: The article is aimed at presenting the most interesting fragments of the diaries of Andrei Mikhailovich Dostoevsky that will help readers see familiar personalia of the Dostoevskys’ family patrimonial chronicle in a new light. The diaries contain portrait sketches of F. M. Dostoevsky, V. M. Dostoevskaya, A. M. Dostoevskaya, A. G. Dostoevskaya, L. F. Dostoevskaya etc. Psychological observations made by the author in respect of his nearest and dearest convert a private family chronotope of the diary narration into a patrimonial one: based on his own family history Andrei Mikhailovich depicts the life of the Dostoevsky dynasty as a whole. References to personalities never before mentioned in encyclopedic documents dedicated to analysis of the Dostoevsky family tree will be of some interest to a reader too. In particular, the name of a certain Anna Dostoevskaya appears for the first time in one of the diary extracts.

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 95-110
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English, Russian