Before us is the “cheerful” Dostoevsky, who reveals the talent of a satirist and humorist, which will only be highlighted in separate sparks in his famous novels.
A very unusual Dostoevsky.
Dostoevsky is not only (and not so much) tragic, but also ironic, funny, touching and even sentimental.
Dostoevsky of “small form” is a master of topical plots, comic situations and witty dialogues.
Dostoevsky at the beginning of his literary path – up to the Great Pentateuch.
“The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants”, “The Mistress”, “Another’s Wife and the Husband Under the Bed” – without these works it is impossible to understand Dostoevsky. After all, it was in them that the philosophical, moral and socio-psychological motives of creativity were outlined, from which the Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, The Demons and other novels would later grow.