Openness to Abyss

Grigory Pomerants


Openness to Abyss: Etudes on Dostoyevsky

Prominent Soviet intellectual Grigory Pomerants analyzes Dostoyevsky’s ethics and his profound impact on Russia’s political and social thought, both in the context of literary history, and as a philosopher and writer in the 20th century.

The problems of Dostoyevsky’s creativity are transformed into the problems of today’s man, regardless of where this person lives.

In today’s world, more than ever, there are questions of good and evil that are the same as those raised by Dostoyevsky. Pomerants’ words ring timely and true: “The Devil begins with froth on the lips of an angel entering battle for a holy and just cause.”

470 pages