Elements of science fiction in the French postmodernist discourse: The case of B. Werber’s novel The Thanatonauts
This article presents an interdisciplinary study on text linguistics, lingu-o¬poetics, and narratology. It addresses the problems of modern science fiction discourse and analyses the ideas of the leading theorists of postmodernism — J.-F. Lyotard and J. Derrida — as well as those of scholars focusing on the sci-ence fiction discourse — T. Todorov and R. Lachmann. The practical material of the ...
Meaning of proper names in contexts of attitudes: de re naming and fictions
... to the theory of the object, where I consider two alternatives — strict, or Leibnizian, and weak. The first explains the actual non-existence by impossibility, the second — by occasionality. Here there are two ways of defining non-existent (fictional) objects — kinship and the counterpart relation, which are realized in frames that are different in their features. Nonspecific character is inherent in the kinship and counterpart relation in different ways. A special case is formed by ...
The ordinary person in the fictional world of Alexander Galich
... ‘characterology’ is identified. The groundwork for a classification of the ordinary person types is laid and key motifs of plots introducing the types are described. The Soviet small person is considered in the structural context of Galich’s fictional world in view of his ontology, anthropology, and creative philosophy.
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Historiography and literature: An alliance or a symbiosis?
... memory. Special attention is paid to historiographical texts as a means of representation of cultural memory. The author analyses and compares theories describing relations between historiographical and literary texts. Such relations are based on the fiction/non-fiction opposition. It is concluded that the aesthetic component assumes significance in structuring historiographical texts.
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Remembering factor and its function in the shaping of the fiction picture of the world in the texts of Austrian modernism writers (using the works of A. Schnitzler)
The article deals with the phenomenon of remembering and its place in fiction picture of the world of Austrian modernism. Special attention is paid to remembering of childhood comprehended of modernists as negative live experience.
Мнемонические процессы и их речевое ...
Writer Sergei Snegov and the politics of memory in the Kaliningrad region (1950―1970s)
... the work. By analyzing the minutes of the meetings of the Kaliningrad branch of the Writers' Union, the editorial councils of the Kaliningrad book publishing house and reviews of writers on several versions of the manuscript, the mechanism of using fiction as a tool for the politics of memory is revealed. Comparison of several versions of the manuscript with each other, as well as with the published text of the work, made it possible to reconstruct the original concept of the novel and its changes ...
The child that is «not of this world» in Sergey Snegov’s novel Humans as Gods
The novel by the famous Soviet science fiction writer is analysed in the context of evangelical allusions and connotations. Biblical references in the text suggest a link between one of the main characters, the boy Astr, and the image of Christ. Although well in line with the anthropology ...
The reality of fiction in a literary world: on an excerpt from Stanisław Lem’s Solaris
Using an excerpt from Stanisław Lem’s Solaris, this article explores the idea that, in a literary text, a fictional world and the world of physical reality may interact to form such a reality that can paradoxically turn out to be more real than what we believe to be the actual reality. It is also shown that the fictional world realized in a literary text ...
The distinguishing characteristics of the existential LONELINESS verbal implementation in the authorial narrative discourse of F. Kafka
... the basic notions of cognitive linguistics. More specifically, this article exposes the kernel and the peripheral concepts of the existential LONELINESS. It also reveals the analysis of their representation peculiarities in the nonfictional and the fictional discourse of F. Kafka.
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The model of space in F. Kafka’s literary works
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fiction space, fiction world picture, space constitutive elements, symbols
Continuity of Texts. Metafiction in a Cortazar Short Story and its Swedish Translation
... the short story Continuidad de los parques, written by the Argentine author Julio Cortázar and translated into Swedish by the translator Jan Sjögren. This short story is an excellent piece of metafiction as it plays with the relationship between a fictional reader and the real reader. By creating an aesthetic illusion, Cortázar leaves the reader in a tense state with a number of unanswered questions during the reading of the text. The analysis shows that this state of tension is weakened and ...