The article is devoted to the analysis of Feodor M. Dostoevsky’s
short story "Bobok" from the point of view of the embodiment and action of the
infernal principle in it. It is shown that the infernal principle plays a structureforming
role in the artistic reality of "Bobok", being, in fact, its ontological basis.
The article esablishes the relashions between Bobok and Plato’s dialogue
"Symposium". It is discussed also the phenomenon of infernality in Dostoevsky’s
novel "The Brothers Karamazovs" and its traces in Michail A. Bulgakov’s novel
"Master and Margarita".
infernal principle; devil; cemetery; feast; menippea; Plato; M.A. Bulgakov.