Karamazov, Ivan

Karamazov, Ivan

guilt for wishing his father’s death culminates in hallucinatory conversations with the Devil. [Russ. Lit.: Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov]
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In Brothers Karamazov, Ivan tells his brother Alyosha a fable called "The Grand Inquisitor"--Dostoyevsky's scathing critique of organized religion in the West, and perhaps also a jab at Orthodoxy.