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Dostoevsky in English Literature 161


Golovyashkina M.A.
PhD in Education, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication, Moscow State University of Psychological and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia

There is the task of studying the degree of influence of the famous works of F.M. Dostoevsky on English-language literature and culture in general. Statements are given and the opinion of the great English-speaking literary classics about the works of Dostoevsky and the Russian-language novel is described. The author considers the main critical articles, essays and theses related to the Dostoevsky and his works, written by famous English-speaking novelists and literary critics of that era and the next one. Among them: Matthew Arnold, George Gissing, George Meredith, Oscar Wilde and others. The article describes the interpretation of their opinions about the great Russian writer’s works and on the degree of his influence on the literary trends of his contemporaries. The author gives a comparison between the images of the characters of the Dostoevsky novels and other English-speaking authors, which is sometimes amazing. In addition, the article presents a list of special courses that are currently being studied at universities and colleges in the USA and Great Britain dedicated to Dostoevsky.

Keywords: Russian and Foreign Literature, English-Language Literature, Works of Dostoevsky

Column: World Literature. Textual Criticism


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