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Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Works in 1870–1880
Demons and the Nechaev Case. Origins of nihilism: "groundless" western-style liberalism of the 1840s, the image of Verkhovensky senior. The concept of "ground" in the image of Shatov. Adventurous aspect of revolutionism and the image of Pyotr Verkhovensky. Stavrogin as a character who lives "beyond good and evil". The Adolescent. The theme of money in Dostoyevsky's works and the protagonist's "Rothschild idea". The theme of the "accidental family". Dostoevsky's attitude to a "Russian European" (Versilov). The Brothers Karamazov as the final (and quintessential) novel in Dostoyevsky's literary career. Fyodor Pavlovich and the concept of "karamazovshchina". Duality and clash of two conflicting ideas in Dmitry Karamazov. Ivan Karamazov: rationalism and theomachy. The legend of "the Grand Inquisitor". Ivan and Smerdyakov. Alyosha Karamazov and the hagiographic implications of the Novel. Father Zosima's teachings and the author's attitudes.
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