In the book-aid written by the well-known teacher of Russian language and Literature Sergej Leonidovich Shtilman the idea of so-called slow reading (co-authorship of the reader and writer) is formed. Unpredictable discoveries in analysis of literary works studied at school and, besides, the topics (e.g. body language, «symbolic» names) that are rarely discussed by the literature specialists and critics are provided.
This book is addressed to the teachers of Russian language and Literature, the enrollees and the high school students willing to penetrate into the mysteries of Russian classics.
This book tells us about a novel written 150 years ago, but still entirely focused on our modern reality and raising questions, ugrent for a man of yesterday, today and tomorrow, - F.M. Dostoyevsky's «Crime and Punishment». In order to understand the author's position and real content of the book it is very important to pay attention to every word, comparison or metaphor, every semantic reiteration, every citation or allusion to scriptures and works of other world literature classics, inner polemic (focused on the future) with basic philosophic, political, economic and esthetic theories of the contemporaneity, alteration (as well as controversy) of the narrator's «voice» and «voices» of his characters.
K.A. Stepanyan, Doctor of Philology, vice-president of the Russian Dostoyevsky Society, helps his readers to understand all the hidden book details, travelling along the text of the novel - from its first word to the last one, introducing the most significant comments and interpretations of Russian and foreign scientists, clarifying some obsolete realities and terms, telling about creative and spiritual Dostoyevsky's evolution that had taken place before the appearance of this book (the first one of his five renowned novels), making it possible to perceive the context of the novel's creation and figure out the peculiarities of …