2009 №7

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Stepan S. Plotnikov
Ural State University
Ekaterinburg, Russia

Review of the book: Skuridina, S. A. (2007).                       F. M. Dostoevsky’s poetics of the name. Voronezh: Nauchnaia kniga.

Citation information: Voprosy onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics), 2009, Issue 7, pp. 122–124 (in Russian)

Abstract: The author provides a generally positive review of the book                       by S. A. Skurdina dedicated to the study of proper names in F. M. Dostoyevsky's novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Adolescent. The book's author suggests a classification of names based on formal, semantic and social criteria and refers to different documentary sources which clarify the history of names and the motivation of their use by the writer. The reviewer, however, points out that the names are studied separately from the contexts and the study as a whole lacks for methodological explanations.

Key words: Russian language, literary onomastics, proper name in a literary work, poetonym, F. Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, The Adolescent