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  1. God forbid! All our troubles are caused by such literature. Continuous introspection. We study the War of 1812 according to Tolstoy. Apotheosis — an exalted lady throws herself under the engine. As soon as we stop spreading this crap in schools, life will change.

  2. I think we can hardly assess this now. No one is able to fully assess who will influence the course of history, the masses in our century, and the course of culture. There are suggestions, but we need to look at the situation from the outside in order to fully assess its significance. If you read extracts from newspapers of those times, the opinions of critics and colleagues about Dostoevsky, what they just did not say. Both the madman, the sadist, the masochist, and the incompetent A favored for some reason those who were forgotten in that century. And where, exactly, are all these critics now?!)) so let's leave this question to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will be better able to appreciate the heroes of our time.

  3. I would not say that Dostoevsky strongly influences the culture of our time. Perhaps a little, on the culture of human relationships. His novels describe a genuine love for a person, even the lowest, both socially and morally. This is not something that is widespread now, but, like any maximalistic idea, it finds support among some youth groups that advocate equality, mutual respect, body positivity, and so on. In general, everything that is connected with love for a person, with the perception of him as a separate universe, is somehow connected with Dostoevsky (and with later existentialists).

    Now to the crux of the matter — yes, of course, there are writers who have a greater impact on modern culture. Only these writers don't write books. For example, poets who compose rap (the same Oxymiron), and this rap is listened to by millions of teenagers. If you don't like rap, listen to some indie rock band called Kurara. There is Sergey Trofimov, who is loved by the older generation, there is Shnurov, finally. They have a greater impact on modern mass culture, because their creativity is easier to perceive-just turn on the song and listen for 3-4 minutes. This is not bad, the books were still read and will continue to be read, Dostoevsky was loved and will continue to be loved, and he will occupy his niche in modern culture. It's just that a culture that has become so accessible to everyone can no longer be evaluated as before.

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