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Brumfield W. C. The West and Russia: Concepts of Inferiority in Dostoevskys The Adolescent

First published in: Russianness: Studies on a Nations Identity. In Honor of Rufus Mathewson, 19181978 / ed. by Robert L. Belknap ; Studies of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Ardis : Ann Arbor, 1990. Pp. 144152. This version is slightly different from the original. Some minor corrections were made.

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Abstract ♦ This article examines Dostoevskys novel Podrostok both as a development or formation of character a Bildungsroman in a Hegelian sense and as commentary on Russias development in relation to the West. The complexities of character formation, illustrated through the perception of the adolescent Arkadii Dolgorukii, are related to the theme of the accidental family and the Arkadiis attempt to compensate for the absent or uncertain father (Versilov). The adolescent search for selfhood passes through a phase of alienation, or Hegelian Entäusserung (as presented in The Phenomenology of the Spirit).

In the process of writing his own life commentary, Arkadii must reeducate (perevospitat) himself and overcome his sense of inferiority and spiritual laceration nadryv in Dostoevskys term. False compensation for the sense of inferiority is expressed in Arkadiis vain quest for power through wealth (the idea of Rothschild). This inner process is in turn a reflection of Russias complex relation to the West, a relation suffused with love and resentment, with a sense of inferiority and a claim of greatness. In examining this larger theme, the article introduces Nikolai Danilevskys political treatise Russia and Europe (1869, 1871), with its prophecy of an apocalyptic conflict between Russia and the West. The characters of Versilov (the nobleman whose allegiance is to Europe) and Kraft (the ideological radical) represent polar positions in the adolescents struggle for identity, a quest that reflects the broader struggle of Russia itself. At the end of the novel Arkadii forgives his father and moves beyond ressentiment toward a maturity whose emblem is Peter the Great.

Keywords: West, Russia, concepts of inferiority, Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Adolescent, Bildungsroman, character formation, alienation, Entäusserung, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, nadryv (laceration), idea of Rothschild, Nikolai Danilevsky, Russia and Europe, Jean Hyppolite, the Golden Age, ressentiment, Max Scheler, communism, atheism; Russian Orthodox Church, iconography, photography, Paris Commune, Peter the Great.

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Notebooks for The Adolescent (Dostoevsky, 1976a: 168)[1]

The Adolescent (or A Raw Youth; in Russian Podrostok) has generally been considered Dostoevskys inferior novel, the misshapen product of a fallow period between the writing of The Possessed and The Brothers Karamazov. The Adolescent <...> is by far the weakest of Dostoevskys major novels. It is a grab bag of old themes, devices, and psychologizing (Wasiolek, 1964: 137). This trenchant view could be supplemented by any number of similar statements and it is not the purpose of this paper to dispute such an overwhelming body of critical opinion. To the contrary, it is the novels clearly perceived defects the frenetic, disorganized pace and the confusing, improbable structure that provide such a revealing insight into Dostoevskys perfervid state of mind at the time of the novels writing. The anxious statements in defense of the adolescents notes (statements which open and close the work) are both an admission of formlessness and a challenge to those who would ignore the difficulty of the writers task in attempting to comprehend the rancor and defiance of inferiority. For The Adolescent is a novel suffused with a sense of inferiority: the authors, the protagonists and Russias.

The novel was begun in a particularly frustrating and uncertain period in Dostoevskys late career: having completed The Possessed in the latter part of 1872, he devoted much of the following year to work on The Diary of a Writer, which appeared in Prince Vladimir Meshcherskiis newspaper The Citizen (Grazhdanin)[2]. His difficulties in editing and contributing to the newspaper notwithstanding, this period had considerable value for the development and exposition of certain of the writers most fundamental concerns, among them the destabilization of contemporary Russian society, and the character of Russias youth (cf. Odna iz sovremennykh falshei, December 10, 1873). In addition Dostoevsky gave his public an extensive commentary in the newspaper on current events in Western Europe (Inostrannye sobytiia), the installments of which appeared between September 1873 and January 1874. The final installment contains a passage of particular interest in defining Dostoevskys view of Russo-European relations. Having noted Russian successes in the campaign against the khanate of Khiva and Europes amazement at this course of events, Dostoevsky remarks:

Russia does not fear the fact that she is increasingly recognized in Europe; on the contrary, she desires it. True, Europe has never yet believed Russia in this regard. Russias entire political life throughout perhaps the entire nineteenth century has consisted of her sacrifice to Europe of practically all her interests. And what is the result: Did Europe believe even once in the political selflessness of Russia, and did not Europe almost always suspect her of the most perfidious intentions against European civilization? (Dostoevsky, 1980: 242)

he hectoring, offended tone of this passage is reminiscent of the rhetoric of twentieth-century totalitarianism; but a more appropriate comparison to Dostoevskys views indeed, a likely source for them can be found in Nikolai Danilevskys Russia and Europe, first published in the journal Dawn (Zaria) during 1869, and reissued in a separate edition in 1871. Danilevskys vision of an inevitable, apocalyptic conflict between Russia and the West was certainly known to Dostoevsky: the beginning of the books second chapter, entitled Why is Europe hostile to Russia?, asserts that Europe has not only been ungrateful for Russias services (in the war against Napoleon, for example), but has also been consistently and groundlessly suspicious of Russian geopolitical ambitions (Danilevsky, 1895: 2021)[3]. The similarity is clear, and there were to be other points of agreement between the two: Russian messianism, Slavic brotherhood, the drive toward Constantinople.

Yet the disingenuous attempts of both Dostoevsky and Danilevsky to explain Russian territorial expansion, and the sense of nationalistic resentment toward those who would deny Russia her rightful destiny are challenged in The Adolescent by another view of the impending apocalypse in Europe an apocalypse that would lead not to the triumph of Russian messianism, but to the destruction of all cultural values. Dostoevskys concern for the twilight of civilization is evident from his first jottings in what would become the notebooks for The Adolescent. Among references to the Hamlet-Christian, the rapacious type (the future Versilov), and a novel about children, he notes:

A fantastical epic-poem-novel: future society, commune, uprising in Paris, victory, 200 million heads, horrible sores, debauchery, destruction of the arts, of libraries, tormented child (Dostoevsky, 1976a: 15).

The evolution from these early notes in 1874 to the authors decision inJuly 1874 that the adolescent, Arkadii Dolgorukii, would be the novels hero (and not HE, the rapacious type, Versilov) has been examined in the Academy edition of Dostoevskys works. But whatever the changes, the sense of alarm at a general European conflagration and the resentment expressed in his commentary on foreign events (noted above) remained with the writer throughout his work on the novel; and we will argue that the shift of the narrative to the adolescent Versilovs son provides Dostoevsky with a perspective from which he can examine not only the relation between father and son but also by metaphorical extension between Europe and Russia.

The parallel, or metaphor, is by no means rigid: inferiority, resentment, and the challenge to authority operate on many levels in The Adolescent. The narrators opening statement on his reasons for an account of certain events in the preceding year of his life is a marvel of apology and self-justification, one which reads very much like a parody of Dostoevskys own defense of his literary work at this time against those, for example, who valued more highly the work of Tolstoy (cf. Dostoevsky, 1976a: 32930). Yet Arkadiis opening chatter is disarming: I am much smarter than that which I have written (Dostoevsky, 1975: 6). Like the Underground Man, the Adolescent claims to write only for himself, beyond criticism. Even the properties of the Russian language are enlisted to forestall criticism: I should note also that not in a single European language, it seems, is it as difficult to write as in Russian. Russia, disadvantaged even in its mode of discourse.

With such anxiety over the truth and adequacy of telling, it is fitting that the adolescents narrative conclude not with the narrators words, but the approving comments of a wiser, older figure (Nikolai Semenovich, Arkadiis mentor during his high school years in Moscow), through whom Dostoevsky defends the validity of his work against the implied criticism of formlessness[4]. In a thinly-veiled polemic with Tolstoys representation of the cohesive gentry family, Dostoevskys spokesman praises the adolescent for his portrayal of the accidental family, emblematic of the fragmentation of Russian society:

I must confess, I would not wish to be the novelist of a hero from the accidental family.

Thankless work and without beautiful forms.

But such Notes as yours, it seems to me, might serve as material for a future artistic work, for a future picture of a disordered, but past, epoch (Ibid: 455).

This passage can be read as the insertion of the authors fear for his own neglect a fear well-documented in Dostoevskys notes of this period; yet it would be inappropriate to assume that Dostoevsky had replaced a concern Russias future with a concern for his own reputation. For Dostoevsky, and for his reassuring commentator in the final pages, the important moment is the telling, whose cathartic value assists in the formation of the adolescents character as it overcomes his resentment and his isolation from the world around him. As Jean Hyppolite remarks in his commentary on Hegels use of the term alienation (Entäusserung) in The Phenomenology of the Spirit:

Mais les deux termes de culture et dalienation ont une signification très proche lun de lautre. Cest par laliénation de son être naturel que lindividu déterminé se cultive et se forme à lessentialité. Dune façon plus précise on peut dire que pour Hegel la culture de Soi n'est concevable que par la médiation de laliénation ou de lextranèation [Etfremdung]. Se cultiver ce nèst pas se développer harmonieusement comme par une croissance organique, cest sopposer a soi-même, se retrouver à travers un déchirement et une séparation (Hyppolite, 1946: 372).

Dostoevsky then has created a Bildungsroman in a Hegelian sense (Bildung = culture, formation), and he has told it through the character for whom the act of writing is the process of self-formation. (Arkadii uses the term perevospitat, or to reeducate.) As the avuncular commentator tells him: I firmly believe that with this exposition you have been largely able to "re-educate" yourself, as you put it (Dostoevsky, 1975: 452). In his reeducation, Arkadii has purged himself of his idea of Rothschild, an idea of power through wealth, which could be used as an instrument of revenge against a society that had placed him in a position of inferiority. To return to Hyppolite: Le langage est en effect la seule aliénation spirituelle du Moi qui donne une solution au probl ème que nous nous sommes posé <> Le Moi qui sexprime est appris [as it is by Dostoevskys commentator]; il devient une contagion universelle dans sa disparition même (Hyppolite, 1946: 390).

But the overcoming of Arkadiis laceration (nadryv in Dostoevskys terms, déchirement in Hyppolites) is not the only virtue noted by Nikolai Semenovich in his commentary. He concludes by affirming the value of these notes for future generations, who might wish to understand this time of troubles (smutnoe vremia) as experienced by an adolescent representative of a troubled generation. In this conclusion Dostoevsky has clearly expressed his own hope in the future of Russias youth. Yet the notion of material for the future, here hopefully stated, echoes oddly with an earlier passage, in chapter three, which contains the most nihilistic expression of Russian inferiority in Dostoevskys work:

He concluded that the Russian people are a second-rate people <> who are ordained to serve only as material for a nobler tribe, and who do not have their own, independent role in the destinies of mankind. In view of this <> Mister Kraft came to the conclusion that any further activity of any Russian should be paralyzed by this idea (Dostoevsky, 1975: 44)

The bearer of these views a certain Kraft, whose historical and intellectual prototypes have been thoroughly examined by Soviet scholars (cf. Dostoevsky, 1976b: 366, 37475) never actually expresses them in the novel. Rather, they are paraphrased by his intellectual inferiors, members of a radical discussion group based on the Dolgushin circle, whose revolutionary populism led to their arrest in 1873[5]. Krafts position is misinterpreted or vulgarized by the circles participants, with the exception of a certain Yasin, who suggests that Kraft has gone beyond logic into the realm of the idea-emotion (cf. Max Schelers opposition of emotional consciousness to intellectual consciousness).

Dostoevsky has protected Krafts idea by showing how easily it can be misunderstood by those who wish to encase it in political and social platitudes (one speaker states that Russians are able to serve a useful purpose in the development of mankind even as a second-rate people). Dostoevsky abandons the Dergachev/Dolgushin radical group after this scene, and the groups significance in the final version of the novel is considerably less than had been intended during the work on the drafts. But the significance of Krafts idea-emotion remains, and is eagerly accepted by Arkadii as applicable to his own state of thought. With Yasin as an intermediary, Arkadii meets with Kraft, who develops his idea in a manner that illustrates the real nature of his concern for Russia. He defines the age as one in which mediocrity has triumphed and moral ideas are totally lacking. In angry words that anticipate Astrovs declamation in Uncle Vania he says:

Today theyre stripping Russia of its forests, they exhaust the soil, they turn to the steppe and prepare it for the Kalmyks. If someone should appear with hope and plant a tree, they laugh: Do you think youre going to live that long? On the other hand, those who desire the good talk only of what will be in a thousand years. The binding idea has disappeared completely. It seems that everyone is staying at an inn, and tomorrow theyll leave Russia behind (Dostoevsky, 1975: 54).

When Arkadii suggests that the vain hope for what will occur in a thousand years is reminiscent of Krafts own sense of hopelessness, the latter admits, with irritation, that this is the most substantive question to be resolved in his case by suicide.

This nexus of ideas is hardly new to Dostoevskys work: in The Possessed, Shatov speaks of ethnographic material in a speech to Stavrogin on the nature of a great people. A great people must believe that the truth necessary to save the world resides in it alone, for otherwise that people is suited only for ethnographic material. A great nation can never reconcile itself to a second or even first-rate role in humankind; it must assume primacy (Dostoevsky, 1974: 200). This tergiversation from inferiority to unquestioned supremacy in national identity is a characteristic aspect of Dostoevskys thought: and even if one allows for its dialogical presentation in his fictional work, there can be little doubt that Dostoevsky frequently subscribes to an extremist nationalism similar to that expressed in Danilevskys Russia and Europe. In chapter three of that work (European Civilization), Danilevsky states:

In sum, the three roles which can fall to the lot of a people are: the positive activity of an indigenous historico-cultural type, or the destructive activity of the so-called scourges of God, delivering death to decrepit (expiring in agony) civilizations, or the service of others goals in the capacity of ethnographic material (Danilevsky, 1895: 9394).

Like Danilevsky, Dostoevsky believed in the historic mission of Slavdom, and both expected a war that would purify that mission and demonstrate Russias moral superiority over the technological, material power of the West. Finally, like Danilevsky, Dostoevskys ideologues Shatov and Kraft seem to admit no middle ground: the assumption of superiority is necessary for the nations survival. Otherwise, it is fit only for ethnographic material.

There were, to be sure, differences between Dostoevsky and Danilevsky in the interpretation of the Russian role. In a letter to Nikolai Strakhov (March 1869), Dostoevsky writes:

[I am] not convinced that Danilevsky delineates with full force the ultimate essence of the Russian mission, which consists in the revelation of the Russian Christ before the world, the Christ unknown to the world and whose principle is contained in our kind of Orthodoxy. In my view this is the whole essence of our future role as civilizer and resurrector, as it were, of all Europe[6]

And yet, even on this most fundamental point of Russian messianism, Dostoevsky expressed his doubts in the notebooks for The Adolescent: Versilov on the inevitability of communism (Dostoevsky, 1976a: 360). Communism, according to this passage, will achieve its earthly reign in accordance with certain irrevocable laws and in contrast to the reign of Christ in heaven. However, it would be the highest good if Russia could understand the communism of Europe, for then she would understand at the same time how far she is from it. Russia is fated to implement an alien idea, incompletely understood and imported from Europe.

Such references to communism, as well as to the Europeanization and Rootlessness of post-Petrine Russia are muted in the final version of the novel. Versilov has become the spokesman for Russias universality and its acceptance of European culture (cf. Part III, Chapter 7, Versilovs vision of the Golden Age paradise on earth without God). In an extended disquisition, which serves as a counterpoint to Krafts commentary on Russia, Versilov identifies himself as a member of a select group of one thousand, the finest representatives of the Russian nobility, whose culture has been built upon the effort of all Russia. As one of the select bearers of ideas, Versilov has abandoned his country, as he did his wife and son, Arkadii, in order to become the ideal European citizen: For the Russian, Europe is just as precious as Russia: every stone in it is sweet and dear. Europe has been just as much our fatherland as Russia, Oh even more! (Dostoevsky, 1975: 377). Shortly thereafter Versilov speaks in the words of Dostoevsky the journalist: Agree, my friend [Arkadii], the telling fact is that for almost a century Russia has been living not at all for itself, but only for Europe. But having accepted the European cultural ideal, Versilov must contemplate its decline, anticipated by the wanton destruction occurring during the Paris Commune (March May 1871) and symbolized by Versilovs vision of the setting sun (the last day of Europe).

Between them, Kraft and Versilov illustrate the ambiguity of Dostoevskys view of Europe and the European presence. Versilov, the product of an exploited mass (ethnographic material), a nobleman estranged from his country, a bearer of ideas without commitment, is emblematic of every point in Krafts jeremiad. And although Dostoevsky may have written his own thoughts into Versilovs reverence for European culture and his belief that Russia, and only Russia, is dedicated to reconciliation within a Europe, torn by social strife, yet the split between the cosmopolitan ideal and nationalist imperative is too great for Dostoevsky to resolve or Versilov to bear. Even Arkadii, who enthusiastically receives Versilovs noble sentiments on supranational citizenship, considers the idea of reconciliation nonsense (ibid: 388).

The climax of this tension between two irreconcilable principles occurs in typically Dostoevskian fashion: a scandal scene which reveals the split within Versilovs person. Taking an icon that had been bequeathed to him by the saintly Makar Dolgorukii (the lawful husband of Sofia, Arkadiis mother), Versilov attempts to describe to Sofia and his family the sensation within him of doubling or splitting, and suddenly smashes the icon into two pieces an act that he himself calls allegorical (ibid: 409). In desecrating a religious image dear to the pious woman who loves him, Versilov has released the tension of his destructive passion for Katerina Nikolaevna, the femme fatale whose attractions are counterposed to the devotion of Sofia.

But Versilov has also destroyed one of the most sacred symbols of pre-Petrine Russia the icon with its connotations of a national faith, of Russian unity within the Orthodox Church. In fact Dostoevsky has himself replaced the icon as an object of veneration with the photograph that Western invention whose mechanical facility seemed to undercut the very notion of spirituality in art. This substitution is effected on a comically grotesque level when the old Prince Sokolskii, in his dotage, whispers to Arkadii about the pornographic photographs of naked women shown to him by his landlordcaptor, and then asks Arkadii to find the photographic portrait of Katerina Nikolaevna, over which he weeps and proclaims: Cest une ange, cest un ange du ciel! (ibid: 431).

The more profound example of the new secularized, mechanized iconography is revealed in Versilovs veneration of the photographic portrait of Sofia. In one of his final meetings with Versilov, Arkadii recalls particularly: Mothers portrait a photograph taken, of course, abroad <> I had not known and had not heard about the portrait before, and the main thing that struck me was a resemblance unusual for a photograph, that is, a spiritual resemblance in a word, as though this were a genuine portrait [sic] from the hand of an artist and not a mechanical print (Ibid: 369). Versilov, the iconoclast, reverently kisses the photograph (taken, of course, abroad); and in our last view of him, after the smashing of the icon and the violent confrontation with Katerina Nikolaevna, a convalescent Versilov gazes tearfully at the photograph of Sofia and repeatedly kisses it (ibid: 447). Even though she is present in the flesh, Versilov worships the photographic icon, the benign image of Russian womanhood to which he has returned in complete, child-like trust and submission.

The collapse of Versilov and of his ideal of the Russian nobleman as conciliator and cosmopolitan facilitates Arkadiis accession to maturity; and in Arkadiis escape from the cycle of ressentiment, the son is capable of perceiving the fathers posturing without condemnation. In this resolution of the novel Dostoevsky has committed himself unequivocally in the contemporary debate over Russias future leadership: it will come not from a resurrected landed nobility, but from a new class inculcated with the values of industry, education, and diligence. For all of his distrust of the Petrine reforms, Dostoevsky has now accepted precisely the values that Peter wished to instill in Russian society; and in so doing Dostoevsky has implicitly accepted Peters vision of Russia as a modern European state.

At the end of the novel, narrative and authorial pronouncement merge in an expression of hope for the future of Russia: from adolescents generations are created (ibid: 453). It is this quest for maturity, revealed in the life of the adolescent, that provides Dostoevsky with a position from which to view the larger question of Russia and Europe, and allows him at least temporarily to dispel the rancor of inferiority that pervades so much of his non-fictional writing on the matter.


[1] All subsequent quotations from Dostoevskys works will refer to this edition, prepared by the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

[2] For a history of his relations with Meshcherskii, see the commentary to Dnevnik pisatelia [The Diary of a Writer] in: Dostoevsky, 1980: 359370.

[3] For a study of Danilevskys political thought, see: MacMaster, 1967.

[4] The concept of implied critic must here be added to those of implied reader and implied author particularly in The Adolescent, where it forms an important part of the structure of inferiority.

[5] A survey of the groups activities is contained in Venturi, 1966: 496501. For an analysis of Dostoevskys response to the arrest and trial of the Dolgushin group, see: Dostoevsky, 1976b: 299303.

[6] Translated in MacMaster, 1967: 352.


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Brumfield William Craft, PhD, Professor of Slavic Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Postal address: 6823 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118, USA. Tel.: +1 (504) 865-52-76.

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