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Artistic redundancy is an important feature of Dostoevsky's creative imagination and is reflected in the poetics of his works. Dostoevsky's artistic redundancy was expressed in the fact that the images of some of his characters were so potentially rich in meaning that they could not be expressed in one particular work. This also applies to plot situations. In a series of novels there are reminiscences and typology of characters. Artistic redundancy of the writer's imagination. Writer's artistic excess of imagination finds itself not only at the level of personalized images, but also in the comparison of subject situations from different works, as well as at the level of repetitive, especially colorful metaphors, it affects the ideological content of creativity, where Dostoevsky acts as a philosopher, but not as a dialectician. Many of his heroes' judgments look dialectical, but do not meet the logic of the law of "unity and struggle of opposites". V. V. Rozanov's judgments on "Dostoevsky's dialectics" are critically considered.

The subject of the study is binary opposition as a universal means of cognizing the world in the artistic refraction of Dostoevsky. The aim of the article is to show on a number of examples that behind the visible dialectics in the novels of the writer there are the specified opposition which have received the comprehension and development in wide scientific sphere in the middle of XX century.

The methods used in the article are critical-analytical and figurative comparative. The philosophical content of Dostoevsky's work is considered for the first time in this perspective, which determines the novelty of the approach. The ideas about philosophical pathos of the writer, being in the science, are subject to actual correction. Already commented in the article, only the marked and other possible philosophical and substantive opposition give material for more extensive research, up to dissertation.


F. M. Dostoevsky, V. V. Rozanov, artistic redundancy, artistic imagination, story situations, dialectics, binary opposition