Author: Tatiana A. Kasatkina
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DSc in Philology, Director of Research, Head of the Research Centre “Dostoevsky and World Culture”, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia. 

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Kasatkina, T.A. “Did Dostoevsky Unravel the Mystery of Man?”. Dostoevsky and World Culture. Philological journal, no. 4 (16), 2021, pp. 18–23. (In Russ.)

Received: 20 Oct. 2021
Published: 25 Dec. 2021
Issue: 2021 no. 4 (16)
Pages: 18-23
UDK: 821.161.1.0
BBK: 83.3
Keywords: Dostoevsky, the mystery of man, anthropology, hamartiology, “I”, personality, The Brothers Karamazov.
Abstract: In his very first youth Dostoevsky defined his life program, set for himself an aim for which it would be worth living life. His program was to unravel the mystery of man, and it was consistently pursued by the writer through all his life and works. Was it a process of constant search, or did the writer find out the answer to the mystery? This is the topic of the article.


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