Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 64-82
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: F.M. Dostoevsky in Literary and Archival Sources of the Late 19th — the First Third of the 20th Century
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Mikhail V. Kozmenko. Alexander Zakrzhevky as an Interpreter of Worldview Reflections of the “Dostoevsky Renaissance” Era

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Mikhail V. Kozmenko, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Abstract: The article discusses the features of the literary position of A.K. Zakrzhevsky, the author of the trilogy of “psychological parallels”, which connects the name of Dostoevsky with the works and images of a wide range of philosophers and writers of the “silver age”. Despite the deep subjectivism of the critic’s judgments, certain features of the trilogy are in tune with the most important trends in the intellectual and literary-artistic “reformatting” of Dostoevsky’s ideas about the world, which took place at the turn of the 19th and the begging of 20th centuries.

Keywords: A.K. Zakrzhevsky; V.V. Rozanov, Lev Shestov, “underground man”; “Karamazovism” (karamazovshchina); “Dostoevsky’s religion”; “psychological parallels”.