Explication of autobiographical memories in Herman Hesse’s short stories
The author explores the importance of the autobiographical component in literary works. The article offers a linguostylistic analysis of short stories by the German writer H. Hesse. In these stories, the writer reconstructs his past based on his memories. The article analyses methods of linguistic ...
Hierarchic representation of the category of “memory” units in German autobiographical texts
The article describes the lexical representation of the category «memory» in the text. Special attention is paid to the hierarchical organization of lexical units with the “memory” seme in autobiographical texts by German authors.
Meine Kinderjahre. Frankfurt a/M., 1983.
Als ich ein kleiner Junge war. B., 1977.
Meine Lebensgeschichte. Frankfurt a/M., 1980.
Sergiusz Piasecki’s The Tower of Babel: the poetics of the genre
This article considers the genre poetics of the novels by the Polish writer of Belarusian descent, Sergiusz Piasecki. The authors identify the features of artistic incarnation of the actual autobiographical material, the genre forming role of Belarusian and Russian substrata, the influence of the tradition of Russian classical novel, as well as the manifestation of the elements of adventure and ideological novels.
1. Бахтин М. Эстетика ...
Characteristic features of a professional writer’s reconstruction activities in the context of retrospective discourse
The article focuses on some peculiarities of German autobiographical texts structuring. The character of speech activity of the narrator as a professional writer is analysed.
1. Архипов И. К. «Знак — предмет» и знак — ситуация: текст и дискурс ...
From ekphrasis to autobiography (Nikolay Kononov’s story “Svetotomia”)
The article reveals peculiarities of representation of the autobiographical topos in N. Kononov’s short story “Svetotomia” that is present implicitly in each work of the writer. In this short story, the autobiographical discourse is represented via the painting and photography code. The authors emphasize ...
The communicative space of N. Kononov’s novel The Tender Theatre
.... Поэтика «я»-повествования в русской прозе конца 20 — начала 21 века. Ярославль, 2008.
3. Гачев Г. Д. Русский эрос. М., 1994.
communication, space, new autobiographism, schizoid discourse, ontological drama
Genre specificity of V. Maksimov’s novel “Farewell from Nowhere”: to the problem of spiritual tradition
The article analyses the genre of the autobiographical novel by Vl. Maksimova in the context of the spiritual tradition and in connection with the typology of literary heroes. The study reveals closeness of the novel-confession “Farewell from Nowhere” to the semantic form of “confession-deed” ...
H. Hesse. Kurgast: the genre nature and narrative strategy
This article analyzes the genre paradigm of Hesse's Kurgast in the framework of the writer’s avant-garde technique of narration, including the autobiographical narrator, who is differentiated in the text into the observing agent (narrating I) and the observed object (narrated I).
1. Гессе Г. Курортник // Собр. соч. : в 4 т. СПб., 1994. Т. 2.
2. Hesse H. Kurgast ...
The form and meaning of H. Hesse’s novel A child’s soul
... marked by binary oppositions of nature/civilisation, the world of children/adults, the ideal/the reality, the truth/a lie, fear/bravery, judgement/absolution, God/devil. The authors analyse the psychology of the novel’s main character. The central autobiographical image of the novel is interpreted in the context of religious and philosophical ideas about the duality of human nature and is connected to the features of adolescent psychology and age-related alienation and rebelliousness.
The motif of childhood in Bruno Schulz’s novel Cinnamon Shops
This article analyses Bruno Schulz’s autobiographical novel Cinnamon Shops in the aspect of mythological thinking. It is stressed that the concept of ‘childhood’ is the foundation of his mythopoeia largely shaped by the author’s memories of his father and other members of the household....
«Cultivate Your Garden»: Natural Existence Utopia of Enlightenment Man in Park and Garden Landscapes (on the Example of “Life and Adventures” by Andrei Bolotov)
This article considers the realisation of the Enlightenment landscape utopia on the example of the analysis of the evolution of utopian ideas by Andrei Bolotov in his autobiographical work “Life and Adventures”. The author of the article outlines the destruction of ‘natural state’ of a human being by the realities of the ‘Iron Age’ that followed the Enlightenment.
. Жизнь ...
The memoirs of Maria Danilewicz-Zielińska as evidence of the era
... biography of the writer, her artistic path, and literature connections. The article analyses the reflection of the cultural context of the Kujawy region of the early 20th century in the works of Maria Danilewicz-Zielińska. Special attention is paid to the autobiographical book Fado o moim życiu, which is considered evidence of the era.
1. Литература русского зарубежья (1920—1990) / под общ. ред. А. И. Смирновой. М., 2006.
2. Adamczyk K. Szkice o literaturze ...
The body in the autobiographical portrayal in “Mademoiselle’s Memoirs”
The paper considers the body representation as an important constituent of self-portrait in the autobiography “Memoirs” (published 1717) by Mademoiselle de Montpensier. The book contains descriptions of various aspects of the life of the body (appearance, clothes, tears, illnesses, physical suffering), which are analyzed within a broader cultural and philosophical context of the XVII-century, as well as from the point of view of the author’s general intentions. It is demonstrated that body images...
The science of love and a classical university: Nikolay Kononov’s short story ‘Anastasia’s Amnesia
... to a science of love with a focus on the concepts of ‘ego’ and ‘body’. The article explores the role of intertextual references to A. S. Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ and shows that the implicit and explicit names of sciences determine the autobiographical status of the text.
1. Волков И. В. Джон Барт: университет как универсум // Новое прошлое / The New Past. 2016. № 2. C. 70—85.
2. Гумбольдт К. В. фон. О внутренней ...
Between faith and disbelief: the theme of life and death in Yu. N. Ivanov’s novel Dances in the Crematory: Ten Episodes from the Life of Königsberg
... fate of a person who has chosen the independent path of overcoming death with life. I stress the correlation between the themes of life and death, which gravitate in the novel towards a difficult, yet clear victory of life over death. I trace how the autobiographical character- narrator gradually turns to God and faith. I prove that, in the novel’s poetics, the author uses such a technique as the compression of the plot and the idea into two symbolic metaphors — the dance in the crematory and ...
The linguistic representation of subjective time in Florian Illies’s novel Generation Golf zwei
This article is based on the postulate that there are objective and subjective forms of time. I consider means to explicate subjective time in literature, using the novel Generation Golf zwei by the contemporary German author, Florian Illies. In this autobiographical novel, Illies goes heavy on self-irony to draw a psychological portrait of his generation, which he calls the ‘golf generation’ and thus emphasises what values it holds. The author’s contemporaries, the youth of the 1990s, have ...