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Author: Olga N. Smyslova
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PhD in Philology, Assistant Professor of Russian Literature, Philology Department, Moscow state university of pedagogical education (MSPU).

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Smyslova, O.V. "The Image of a Tree in F.M. Dostoyevsky's Novel 'The Idiot'". Dostoevsky and World Culture. Philological journal, no. 3, 2018, pp. 92-103. In Russ.

Issue: 2018 no. 3
Department: POETICS. CONTEXT
Pages: 92-103
DOI: 10.22455/2619-0311-2018-3-92-103
UDK: 821.161.1 + 8.82.0 + 82.31
BBK: 83.3(2РОС=РУС)1
Keywords: F.M. Dostoevsky, “The Idiot”, image, symbol, tree, garden, Golden Age, Ippolit Terentyev, Prince Myshkin, Switzerland.
Abstract: The article is devoted to the analysis of the image of a tree in Dostoevsky’s novel “The Idiot”. The author reflects on the evolution of this image from an artistic detail in the description of the Pavlovsk Park to the philosophical symbol of the Golden Age lost by mankind and the ideal future expected and dreamed of by all the characters of the novel. The author examines the manifestation of the image of a tree in the monologues of Prince Myshkin, Ippolit Terentyev, in the descriptions of the Pavlovsk Park, Switzerland, Lebedev’s mansion and dacha.

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