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.