The article concerns the problem of the unfinished text in
F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov and in the fantasy literature of the 20 th century as a form of dialogue with readers. A comparison
of works and remarks made by the authors whose works remained unfinished
for one reason or another demonstrates that we can speak of a certain creative idea when an intentionally unfinished work is concerned, not just an
incomplete one. An unfinished piece draws the reader into the creative process.
Dostoevsky; unfinished work; fantasy literature; cocreation.