The article examines the images of readers, addressees, works «Notes from the Underground» by F. Dostoevsky and «Fall» by A. Camus. The artistic image of the narrators of each of the analyzed works is inseparable from the addressee. Together they form a single stylistic whole for each of the works. The influence of «someone else's word» on the main characters becomes a key element for their disclosure as charac-ters and personalities, which is expressed in a targeted monologue.
someone else's word; «Notes from the Underground»; «Fall»; the addressee; the image of the reader; the image of the narrator.