Literary Summary: Dostoevsky’s The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot is another great work by one of Russia’s preeminent authors. The work draws on the Russian folklore archetype of the holy fool, a trope also found in Christianity. Prince Myshkin is the holy fool. Returning to Russia after having been away in Switzerland for many years battling epilepsy, Myshkin’s appearance acts […]

Literary Summary: Dostoevsky’s The Idiot