About the author:
Igor A. Ebanoidze, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia..
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8382-5873
The study, based on the analysis of the correspondence, notebooks of Friedrich Nietzsche and other sources from his closest circle, is devoted to the history of the acquaintance of the German thinker with the Dostoevsky’s books and it’s reception in the works of Nietzsche. There are three documented stages of this reception: the end of the winter of 1887, the spring of 1887, and the turn of 1887–1888. The results of the study suggest, first of all, the importance for Nietzsche of acquaintance with the story “Notes from the Underground” (despite the fact that Nietzsche read a French compilation from “Notes” and “Hostess”), as well as the role of the novel “Demons” in the concept of Nietzsche’s “Antichrist”.