Mystical Symbolism of the Artistic Space of Literary Texts of F.M. Dostoevsky (on the Example of the Story “The Landlady”)



The article examines the phenomenon of the mystical symbolism of the plot of the story by F.M. Dostoevsky's “The Landlady”. The unconscious, irrational concept of the story and its possibility of coexistence with a realistic implication are investigated. The text of the story is considered in its versatility and multilevelness. The images of the main characters are consistently considered and analyzed, both separately and in their connection with each other, the role of the mystical aspect in the formation of these images is revealed.

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Keywords: F.M. Dostoevsky, symbolism, mysticism, the early works of F.M. Dostoevsky, symbol.

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 18-012-90034. Достоевский и Италия.

Received: 01.05.2021


For citation: Mikhaylova M.V. Mystical Symbolism of the Artistic Space of Literary Texts of F.M. Dostoevsky (on the Example of the Story “The Landlady”) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2021. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 41–50. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2021080204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Mariya V. Mikhaylova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics, Moscow State Institute of Culture, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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