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Revyakov I.S.

Ivan S. Revyakov, Senior Lecturer, Philological Faculty, Donetsk National University, Universitetskaya, 24, 283001, Donetsk; Senior Researcher, Republican Center for Forensic Examination under the Ministry of Justice of the DPR, Dubravnaya, 1-b, 83087, Donetsk. E-mail:


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.





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Revyakov, I.S. “Infernal Principle in F.M. Dostoyevsky’s Story Bobok”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 3(53), 2021, pp. 175–187. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2021.53.12

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2021.53.12


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