Every Woman Loves a Nihilist: Stavrogin and Women in Dostoevsky's The Possessed

Straus, Nina Pelikan
March 1994
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring94, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p271
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses Fyodor Dostoevsky's polemic against socialist feminism in his novel `The Possessed.' Association of violence with demonic possession; Rejection of essentialist conception of man; Cruelties experience by females through men; Mockery of socialist women.


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