“Svetotomy” N. М. Kononov and Plato’s “The feast”: a dialogue of cultures
The article is devoted to comparative analysis of N. M. Kononov’s short story “Svetotomiy” and Plato’s dialogue “The feast”. The research aims at identifying intertextual links between these text while the analysis establishes the dialogic nature of the texts on a conceptual level and they are united by the motifs of Feast and Love. The feasting ...
A revision of the syllabus (The model of “eternal return” in A. Platonov’s short stories)
This article compares two short stories by A. P. Platonov separated by a ten-year inter¬val but following the same plot scheme. Both works address the idea of “enteral return,” therefore they can be considered in the context of the problem of “Platonov and Nietzsche.”
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2. Кеба А. В. Андрей...
The conceptual profiles of the oeuvre of M. Bulgakov, V. Nabokov, A. Platonov and M. Sholokhov (according to the data of the comparative analysis of frequent vocabulary)
The following article offers a methodology combining the quantitative and ideographic methods of text analysis. The contexts of frequent vocabulary help build up the "conceptual profiles" of M. Bulgakov, V. Nabokov, A. Platonov, and M.Sholokhov, which reflect the individual correlation of denotative spheres in the oeuvre of each author.
Статистический подход к исследованию плана содержания художественного...
The motif of light and the criticism of the autonomous subject in the works of I. Murdoch
The article considers the Heideggerian principle of autonomy as a philosophical principle of self-dependence of Being, and its actualization in Murdoch’s works. The motif of autonomous reason as a «barrier»against the light of Being, the motif of mechanization of thought and feeling in the world of metaphysics completing itself, together with Platonic motifs and the esthetic diagnosis of the «death of light» in the 20th century (H. Zedlmayr), form the poetology of light in Murdoch’s works...
Synaugeia motifs in I. Murdoch’s works (the novels Bruno’s Dream and The Black Prince)
Using the historical-cultural and comparative methods in the literary analysis of two novels, this article describes the role of synaugeia motifs in Murdoch’s works. Synaugeia is Plato’s concept of vision as a combination of the subjective and objective types of light. To a large degree, the light imagery of Murdoch’s novel is based on this concept.
1. Веселовский А. Н. Историческая поэтика....