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«Crime and Punishment»: mystical novel about the birth of the Savior in the world of the evil Demiurge
The article proposes a new interpretation of F.M. Dostoevsky's novel "Crime and Punishment". It is shown that in addition to realistic and socio-psychological plans, the novel contains a symbolic and mystical plan, which is the main one. A detailed analysis of the text of the novel and the preparatory manuscripts for it suggests that Dostoevsky used as the basis of the novel the Gnostic myth of our world as the creation of the evil God the Demiurge and of the fallen Sophia (lower divine aeon),doi:10.17588/2076-9210.2020.3.140-156 fatcat:amtj4rz6hvdzlhqvoqpqq7gk5e