The purpose of this dissertation is to elucidate further
the function of confession in Dostoevskii's mature writings.
Confession is of central importance in many of Dostoevskii's
works, both in the early and late periods of his career, and
has therefore frequently been the subject of discussion by
students and critics of Dostoevskii's works. While commentators
have examined the thematic significance of confession in
Dostoevskii's writings, the function of confession in his works
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