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Author: Nadezhda G. Shervarly
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8th year student, Kholm, Novgorod region.

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Shervarly N.G. Motive of Illusoriness in F.M. Dostoevsky’s Novel White Nights. Dostoevsky and World Culture. 2019. № 1(5). Pp. 183-188.

Issue: 2019 № 1(5)
Department: “YOUNG READING” IN STARAYA RUSSA
Pages: 183-188
DOI: 10.22455/2619-0311-2019-1-183-188
UDK: 82+821.161.1
BBK: 83+83.3(2=411.2)
Keywords: Dostoevsky, ghostliness, ghost; dream, vision, Dreamer; Nastenka, White nights.

Abstract: The article concerns the ambiguous motif of illusoriness and its significance in F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel White nights. The motif pervades the whole novel, manifesting itself in different meanings of its paradigm (a reverie, a dream, a vision, a deception, a “spirit within”, etc.), refining and concentrating the author’s ideas about the sickly process of dreaming and its healing.

 

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