Aldington’s «All people are enemies»: an analysis of the motivic structure of the novel
The article presents the analysis of motif-structure of the novel by Richard Aldington «All men are enemies» (in particular, its relationship with the system of characters of the book). Sets of motifs corresponding to specific stages in the development of the image of the main character were identified; a nuclear-peripheral motif model was built where the movement of motifs from the nucleus to the peripheral zone demonstrates the importance ...
The motif of temptation in G. G. Byron’s mystery play Cain
This article considers one of the most complex works of Byron. The author focuses on the key motif in the plot of the philosophical drama. The analysis shows that Byron’s interpretation of the Biblical events makes it possible to conclude that, striving for absolute freedom, the human being is incapable of protecting themselves from the spiritual ...
Thanatological endings in the short stories of F. Sologub
This article is devoted to the problem of ending in a literary work. Thanatological motifs are among the most widespread finales in the world literature. The article deals with the characteristic features of such endings, their typology determined by the nature of death, the narrative structure of plot situations, and the modality of ...
The motif of money in modern Russian literature
This article considers the motif of money in contemporary Russian prose and drama in the framework of its characteristic, axiological, and ontological meaning. The problem is examined through the examples of the works by V. Rasputin, V. Pelevin, and R. Senchin.
The motif of repentance and the features of the plot in Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiography”
The analysis of Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiogrpahy” in the context of the confession-reflexion form brings the author to the conclusion that repentance is the central motif dominating the logic of the plot in the second part of the Instruction.
Владимира Мономаха // Памятники литературы Древней Руси: Начало русской литературы: ...
Gorod and grad in the Russian poetry of the 18th century
Urban motifs in Russian poetry have not yet become the subject of comprehensive investigation in terms of the evolution of poetic conceptualization of the world, the frequency, semantics and syntagmatics of the key lexemes — 'gorod' and 'grad'. Meanwhile,...
The ordinary person in the fictional world of Alexander Galich
Alexander Galich, a prominent singer-songwriter, built a gallery of socio-psychological types, central to which was the image of the ordinary Soviet person. This article focuses on the motif of death/immortality as a plot component describing the fate of a small person in Galich’s poetry. The place of the ordinary person in Galich’s creative ‘characterology’ is identified. The groundwork for a classification of the ordinary ...
The ‘Faust zone’ in the works of Goethe and Pushkin
This article considers the ‘Faustian motif’ in Pushkin’s life and work. The problem of the ‘Faust zone’ in history is emphasised in the context of compari-son of different ideological and poetic interpretations of the Faustian archetype in the works of Goethe and Pushkin. It is concluded ...
V.Ye. Cheshikhin as a populariser of the Tristan and Iseult motif in Russian culture
... Tristan and Iseult legend with the texts of Hellenic and Celtic cultures, the emphasis on the language component of the legend and opera, and the role of literary influences exerted on Wagner. The article analyses the use of the Tristan and Iseulte motif in the poetic works of Cheskhkhin.
1. Веселовский А. Н. Из истории романа и повести. Вып. 2 : Славяно-романский отдел // Сб. отделения русского языка и словесности ...
Images of Paradise in the Russian Poetry of the End of the 20th Century
... S., 1993. Pir: Teksty, stikhi, besedy [Feast. Texts, poems, talks]. Nikolaev-Simferopol' (in Russ.).
Tsvetaeva, M., 1965. Izbrannye proizvedeniya [Selected works]. Moscow-Leningrad (in Russ.).
"Paradise" text, images of Paradise, Biblical motifs, poetry of the turn of the 20th century, literary tradition, linguistic poetics
Severskaya O. I.
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....
The mythical thinking of B. Pasternak in the cycle Romanovka
... Энциклопедия символов. М. ; Харьков, 2001.
8. Символы, знаки, эмблемы : энциклопедия / авт.-сост. В. Андреева [и др.]. М., 2006.
Boris Pasternak, cycle, motif, myth
Biblical motifs in B. Pasternak’s cycle Isn’t it Time for Birds to Sing as a structure forming principle
This article described the structure forming function of biblical motifs in the plot relating to the spiritual struggle between the good and the evil for the soul of the persona. The author identifies the role of intertextual connection in the formation of the image of poetic I.
1. Гиржева Г. Н. Поэтика ...