Where Bobok Is Buried: The Theosophical Roots of Dostoevski's “Fantastic Realism”

@article{Vinitsky2006WhereBI,
  title={Where Bobok Is Buried: The Theosophical Roots of Dostoevski's “Fantastic Realism”},
  author={Ilya Yu. Vinitsky},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={65},
  pages={523 - 543}
}
In addition to examining the ideological and artistic origins of Fedor Dostoevskii's portrayal of the underworld in his short “cemetery story” “Bobok” (1873), Ilya Vinitsky probes the theosophical context of Dostoevskii's “fantastic realism.” Vinitsky considers this story a programmatic “theosophical menippea” that artistically “voices” and “tests” Emanuel Swedenborgs doctrine of posthumous self-exposure of the wicked souls who are no longer restrained by “fear of the law, of the loss of… 
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