Wilson Center Experts

Adam Weiner

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
Wilson Center Project(s):
Authoring Evil: Point of View, Theodicy and the Devil in Major Russian Novels
May 01, 1996
Aug 01, 1996

Project Summary

Explores the interrelation of narrative point of view and theodicy in the tradition of Russian novels primarily concerned with the depiction of evil: Gogol’s Dead Souls, Dostoevsky’s The Devils, Bely’s St. Petersburg, and Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita. Delineates a specifically Russian conception of the devil, and explores broader theoretical territory inasmuch as it isolates its approach to the narrative view point.