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Journal: Problemy Istoriceskoj Poetiki (Vol.13, No. 1)

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Page : 351-367

Keywords : diary; publicistic newspaper notes; genre; style; A. М. Dostoevsky; V. M. Karepina; F. M. Dostoevsky;

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The article considers the functional and stylistic features of the intertextuality between the diary and newspaper genres within A. Dostoevsky’s diaries. The combination of both genres is based on the artistic and poetic peculiarities of the diary text. A. Dostoevsky applies to newspaper publications within his diaries for the adding artistic dynamics to the text. First of all, the author refers correlates destinies of his family members (i. e. sister Varvara Karepina and brother Fyodor Dostoevsky, the elder son Alexander) with the historical circumstances of the epoch. In the biographical episodes and represent syncretism of the author’s inmost psychological time with the historical process. Widening the stylistic space of the diaries A. Dostoevsky expresses his feelings outside, changes the poetical communication of the text ? from intimacy to publicity. The biographical newspaper publications don’t break the plot and thematic line of the diary notes, but complete their content. Secondly, A. Dostoevsky includes in the narrative a lot of newspaper articles that are not directly connected with his family history. They cover the epochal historical events, for example: international chronicle, phenological notes (so-called “Bulletins of nature” by D. Kaygorodov), reminiscences about famous writers, military figures of the past, members of the royal families, various statistics, facts and so on. Thus, the newspaper notes (both biographical and public) enlarge social and cultural context of A. Dostoevsky’s diaries. Personal history of Dostoevsky becomes particularly important for that epoch.

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