The concepts of God and immortality are woven through Dostoevsky's works. They are both necessary to give meaning to life. Although ultimately a pessimist, Dostoevsky finds hope in the Russian God. The author pulls evidence for his argument from The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from the Underground, The Diary of a Writer, The Possessed, The Idiot, and Dostoevsky's short stories and letters.
Midgley, Louis C.
"God and Immortality in Dostoevsky's Thought,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
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