Author: Natalia A. Tarasova
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D.Sc. in Philology, Leading Researcher, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 Makarova emb., 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Tarasova, N.A. “Dostoevsky’s Creative Diaries: The Adolescent”. Dostoevsky and World Culture. Philological journal, no. 2 (14), 2021, pp. 128-150. (In Russ.)

Received: 24 Feb. 2021
Published: 25 Jun. 2021
Issue: 2021 no. 2(14)
Pages: 128-150
UDK: 821.161.1.0+80+159.99
BBK: 83.3(2=411.2)+80+83.3
Keywords: Dostoevsky, Lermontov, Pushkin, The Adolescent, The Life of a Great Sinner, textual criticism, creative history of a work of art.
Abstract: The work deals with the textual study of rough manuscripts of the novel The Adolescent, specifically the correction of publisher’s errors in reading the manuscripts, together with the study of Dostoevsky’s creative process and the shaping of the concept of the novel in the phase of rough drafts. The article analyzes the connections between The Adolescent and Dostoevsky’s unrealized plan for The Life of a Great Sinner, as well as Pushkin and Lermontov’s motifs that were important for Dostoevsky’s creative method during the his work on the novel The Adolescent.


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