Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Journal of Literary History and Theory
Peer-reviewed Academic Journal

Oscar Wilde and Dostoevsky: vector of suffering and compassion

Krasavchenko T. N.


At first glance it would seem difficult to find more different writers than Dostoevsky, who knew the depths of suffering and poverty, and Oscar Wilde – esthete, hedonist, dandy, sybarite. And yet it was Wilde, who, one of the first in Great Britain, appreciated Dostoevsky and outlined the main parameters of his perception in British culture in the future. Life and Dostoevsky led the British writer to understanding of the most important truths, and this revelation brought new meanings into English literature.


Russian and English literature; intercultural communication; national cultural matrix and its possible change.

DOI: 10/31249/litzhur/2021.51.03

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