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Was Pyotr Stepanovich in "Demons" really connected to the international?

In the book _Demons_ (by Dostoyevsky), there was a character, named Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, who claimed that he was connected to the international.Did Dostoyevsky mention anywhere in the... more


What is the significance of the "suffocation scene" at Tchermashnya in Brothers Karamazov?

I'm re-reading *The Brothers Karamazov* and was struck again by a strange scene whose meaning isn't immediately clear to me. In "Lyagavy", Part 3, Book 8, Chapter 2 of *The Brothers Karamazov*,... more


What is the significance of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov?

In the *The Brothers Karamazov*, Ivan tells a long story to Alyosha about the *Grand Inquisitor*. I have been trying to grasp its meaning for sometime, but what is the significance of that story?

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