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Freedom and self-knowledge in the dramatic works of Anton Chekhov
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
In his five major dramatic works, Anton Chekhov crafts characters who struggle with existential despair as a result of their inability to perform such actions. This focus on action and inaction raises analogous questions ...
Precedent phenomena: the role of cultural reference in Dostoevsky's novel Demons
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
The thesis addresses the questions of precedent phenomena (culturally specific language units) functioning in a literary text. Analyzing Dostoevsky's novel Demons, the research demonstrates precedent phenomena as a tool ...