Author: Karen A. Stepanyan
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DSc in Philology, Leading Researcher at the Gorky Institute of World Literature (IMLI). Lives in Moscow.

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Issue: 2018 no. 2
Pages: 44-84
UDK: 821.161.1
Keywords: human nature, word, Platonism, reality and fiction, author’s position, realistic sentimentalism.
Abstract: The first Dostoevsky's novel "The Poor Folk" is analyzed in this article as an artistic representation of tragic dissociation of people and discord between the conscious and unconscious in a person's heart. The article covers Dostoyevsky's world view in the course of writing his first novel, ways of presentation the author's point of view in it; also we follow the origins of Dostoyevsky's creative method, prove that the novel belongs to realistic sentimentalism and explain this new term.