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Russian national identity in Dostoyevskys and Herzens travel literature

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Author(s):
Lorena Leite Miranda
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Bruno Barretto Gomide; Marcelo da Silva Timotheo da Costa; Daniel Aarão Reis Filho
Advisor: Bruno Barretto Gomide
Abstract

The dissertation aims at discussing Dostoevsky\'s political thinking. This shall be done through the comparative analysis of Winter Notes on Summer Impressions (1863) a collection of articles on the author\'s impressions after his first trip to Europe, in 1862 and another important travelogue that preceded Dostoevsky\'s, Letters from France and Italy (1855), by Aleksandr Gertsen (Herzen). These two works, whose authors take rather divergent positions within the Westernizers-Slavophiles spectrum in 19th century Russia, synthesize their political views, chiefly concerning the complex relationship between Russia and the West. My claim is that comparing Dostoevsky to one of the main spokesmen of his ideological antagonists may prove fruitful to understanding his political ideas (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/14081-7 - Russian National Identity in the Travel Writings of Dostoevsky and Herzen.
Grantee:Lorena Leite Miranda
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master