Author: Tatyana V. Kovalevskaya
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DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor (VAK), Chair, European Languages Department, Institute of Linguistics, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaia Sq. 6, 125993 Moscow, Russia.

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Kovalevskaya, T.V. “On the Human Being, Personality and Mystery, and its Solutions. Review of: Kasatkina, T.A. ‘We Will Be Faces/Persons…’ An Analytical-Synthetic Reading of Dostoevsky’s Works.” Dostoevsky and World Culture. Philological journal, no. 3 (23), 2023, pp. 247–255. (In Russ.)

Received: 13 June 2023
Published: 25 Sept. 2023
Issue: 2023 no. 3 (23)
Department: REVIEWS
Pages: 247-255

UDK: 821.161.1.0
BBK: 83.3(2=411.2)
Keywords: anthropology, philosophy, theology, commentary, image.
Abstract: The review treats Tatiana Kasatkina’s monograph “We Will Be Faces/ Persons…” An Analytical-Synthetic Reading of Dostoevsky’s Works. The book focuses on Dostoevsky’s religious and philosophical anthropology and the means of teasing it out of the texts, i.e. on the principles of analyzing the writer’s text and on the level of its interpretation and commentaries. Dostoevsky’s works are analyzed in an extensive typological context that spans literature and broadly construed art.


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