Rusko a Západ z perspektivy F. M. Dostojevského

Title in English Russia and the West through the Eyes of F. M. Dostoyevsky


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika V. Slavistická badatelská dílna
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords F. M. Dostoyevsky; Russia; the West; Winter Notes on Summer Impressions; Diary of a Writer
Description The author is concerned with the relationship between Russia and the West through the eyes of the Russian writer F. M. Dostoyevsky. In the 19th century, this issue was crucial for the Russian intellectuals and almost everybody was somehow concerned with it; besides F. M. Dostoyevsky, most notably N. M. Karamzin, A. S. Pushkin and all of the so-called slavophiles and westernists including I. S. Turgenev, N. J. Danilevsky or A. I. Hercen. The paper seeks to analyse and compare the attitudes of F. M. Dostoyevsky towards the so-called West by comparing two works—the essayWinter Notes on Summer Impressions and the multi-genre work Diary of a Writer. The author draws attention to the specific features of Dostoyevsky's perception of the West and the terminology used in these works. She accentuates the ambivalence in Dostoyevsky's perception of Western civilization, pointing at levels where the writer's critical thinking is manifested.
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