Author: Maria M. Alekseeva
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Student, Novgorod region, Kholm.

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Alekseeva M.A. The Ambiguous Motive of Laughter in the Novel “The Idiot” by F.M. Dostoyevsky // Dostoevsky and World Culture. 2018. No 4. Pp. 154-160.

Issue: 2018 no. 4
Pages: 154-160
UDK: 82+821.161.1
BBK: 83+83.3(2=411.2)
Keywords: Dostoevsky, laughter, motive, cry, Nastasya Filippovna, Rogozhin, Myshkin, comical moments.
Abstract: The article examines the ambiguous motive of laughter (or his species) and the role of the laughter of different characters in the novel. Here are analyzed the peculiarities of the heroes’ laughter, the comical episodes of the novel and the meaning the author gives to laughter.


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