The Talent of Vladimir Spasovich Between Reality and Literary Fiction

  • Alessandra Elisa Visinoni University of Bergamo
Keywords: Dostoevsky, Spasovich, Kroneberg, Diary, trial

Abstract

It is well known that F.M. Dostoevsky was fascinated by Vladimir Spasovich. In fact the Russian writer devoted to him a large section of his Diary of a writer, and consider  him as a prototype for creating Fetjukovich, the Dmitry Karamazov’s attorney.

The present analysis aims to investigate the nature of the reflections about Spasovich by the comparison, only worked on drafts of the Diary, between the lawyer and the Tacitean Vibulenus.

Secondly, this research will show the presence of another literary  Spasovich’s alter ego in  Brothers Karamazov: Ippolit Kirillovich, who embodies the Spasovich’s passion for criminal psychology and physiology.

Finally, they will be explained the reasons for the creation of two "doubles" and the contrasting mechanisms of what we might call a "moral lesson" given by the evocative devices of storytelling.

Author Biography

Alessandra Elisa Visinoni, University of Bergamo

Alessandra Elisa Visinoni is a Third Year PhD Student in  "Theory and Text Analysis" at the Graduate School in " Humanities and Culture of Visual Arts",  University of Bergamo.The topic of her research is the influence of classical literature in Dostoevsky's novels. She's also Teaching Assistant in Russian Literature and collaborates  with:  Alias(Il Manifesto), Enthymema, Elephant&Castle, Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo, L'ospite ingrato.

Publications:

Amadriade russa: interrelazione-uomo albero (2011)

Una lettura del personaggio di Nikolaj Stavrogin in relazione al concetto di performatività(2011)

Ritratti di letteratura russa in Rete (2012)

 

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Published
2012-09-11
How to Cite
Visinoni, A. (2012). The Talent of Vladimir Spasovich Between Reality and Literary Fiction. Between, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/406
Section
Narratives on Law, Narratives in Law