Character’s existence in the Königsberg/Kaliningrad toposphere: Yu.N Ivanov’s Dances in the Crematorium and Michael Wieck’s The Decline of Königsberg
A comparative analysis of the existence of the main characters in Yuri Ivanov’s Dances in the Crematorium and Michael Wieck’s The Decline of Königsberg demonstrates clear typological convergences. The common toposphere is Königsberg/Kaliningrad, which incorporates a wide range of toponym types and ...
The journey mythologem in the poem «Mazeppa» by John. G. Byron
The author analyses challenges that the main character faces during his involuntary journey. The challenges result in not only the character’s social climbing, but also lead to the development of his personality. A comparison of the journey story models of the mythological character and Byron’s ...
Female Characters in German Rock Poetry
The female character is one of the central constants forming the poetic world of a German rock author. This article examines the variants of this character.
. «Минойский матриархат»: Социальные ...
The cathedral and the icon in the literary world of V. Shukshin’s short stories
This article analyses the role of the cathedral and the icon in the lives of V. Shukshin’s characters: the author shows the most important features of the Russian national character of the second half of the 20th century, as well as the peculiarities of the axiological system characteristic of a non-clerical, but religious consciousness. The ...
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 ...
Evolution of Andrey Bolkonsky’s axiological worldview in Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace
This article examines the value system hierarchy of one of the novel’s central characters, who is often considered a ‘projection’ of the author’s personality. Oppositions emerging in the character’s mind (war/peace, lie/truth, earth/sky, greatness/worthlessness, glory/vanity), which are identified in the course of analysis,...
V. The hagiographic topic in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice
In this article, we discuss the hagiographic topics in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice, which are expressed through different components of the novel’s literary structure — ranging from the individual traits of the main character, Ilya Sharonov, to twists of the plot and the milestones of his biography. We maintain that in terms of the genre this novel resembles both the lives of the righteous and the lives of the venerable. The novel conforms to the canons of hagiographic ...
Criminal songs: The hero and the plot
The criminal song is considered as a phenomenon of urban folklore functionally linked to the criminal community as an archaic subculture. The author characterises the plot structure of the criminal song: the system-building characters, their plot function, and typical motives. The article poses the question as to the thematic typology of the criminal song. It is emphasised that the bearer of the criminal song characteristics, its “gene” is the main character (the crime ...
F.M. Klinger’s Faust: the dialogue of cultures
This article presents an analysis of the influence of Russian culture on the central character of F. Klinger’s philosophic novel Faust's Life, Deeds, and Journey to Hell. The typical traits of Russian mentality exhibited by the character are examined in the light of the fact that the novel was written in Russia.
Anagrams in M.A. Bulgakov’s works
This article considers the types of anagrams used by Bulgakov in creating the names of characters. The analysis is based on the novels The White Guard, The Master and Margarita, The Fatal Eggs, Diaboliada, and Heart of a Dog, the play Flight, and various satirical articles and essays.
1. Амфитеатров А. В. Собр. соч....
The transformation of the development novel (Entwicklungsroman) genre in the oeuvre of G. Meyrink
This article addresses the problem of the character’s personality development in the novels of G. Meyrink in the context of the modernist reconsideration of the Entwicklungsroman tradition. In view of the concepts of “subjective” novel, as well as the literary feature of Meyrink’s prose,...
Male Cinderella: the character, genre, and poetics of Jerzy Kosiński's novel Being There
This article presents a comprehensive analysis of the novel of the Polish émigré author Erzy Kosiński written in the English language. The image of the main character is considered in the typological comparison with the prece-dent images of world literature; the plot and composition structure is de-scribed; the genre is identified. Using the analysis of the novel’s key episodes, the article stresses the ...
An “exceptional character” in G. G. Byron’s Mazeppa
... русского романтизма. М., 1976.
6. Мифы народов мира : энцикл. : в 2 т. М., 1991—1992.
7. Тресиддер Дж. Словарь символов. М., 1999.
Byron, Mazeppa, romanticism, exceptional character
Synergy character of the category "author" as an object of linguistic interpretation
... of the actualization in the text structure of synergetic interaction between two anthropocentric functional-semantic narrative systems — the "primary" (author — reader — interpreter-critic) and the "secondary" (narrator — character) are described.
1. Андреева В. А. Ist "Text" weniger als "Diskurs"? Überlegungen zur Abgrenzung der zentralbegriffe der Text- und Diskurslinguistik // Text- und Diskurslinguistik: Traditionen und Trends. СПб....
Pushkin texts in the description of characters by Dostoevsky and Nabokov
In his novels, Dostoevsky refers to the Pushkin text to describe characters. For Dostoevsky, Pushkin is an ethical and aesthetic touchstone; the writer’s voice is consonant with that of the poet’s persona. In some cases, the Pushkin text is embedded in religious discourse (the parable of the prodigal son). In ...
Alchemic symbols as a means of psychoanalytical description in N. Kononov's story «Source of Injury»
The story «The Source of Injury» by Nikolay Kononov is as a psychoanalytic report that has a therapeutic effect for the narrator. The characteristics of the three main characters are considered in terms of their alchemical symbolism. This point of view makes it possible to identify the psychological function of each character as a reflection of a certain aspect of their psyche. Ovechin, whose image is dominated by ...
The multi-language coding and anagrammatic foundations of the “Venice text” in Yu. Buida’s short story “All the floating by”
... collection The Prussian Bride. It is shown that the core of the system is the anagrammatic variation of the words Венеция / невеста и море / amor / mors. The matrimonial and funeral semantics of the night boat rides of the female character along the Pregolya is emphasised. The authors consider the various means of semantization of the name of the main male character “Polorotov,” and analyse the interaction between the topography of the town and Venice – the dream city of ...
The psychological profile of the robber in A.S. Pushkin’s novella Kirdzhali
This article addresses Pushkin’s works, whose characters are based on real people who opposed conventional rules and laws and dedicated their life to fighting for personal and public freedom through following the path of crime. An analysis of the psychologically complex image of the novella’s main ...
«Nomen est omen»: the role of names in the novel Parade by Nikolay Kononov
The author analyses the role of the main characters’ names — Lev, Lyuda and Arkady — in the novel Parade by N. Kononov. The multilanguage anagrammatic code is chosen as a research technique: anagramming (in some cases with a transition from one language to another) allows the author ...
The topic of cultural identity in N. Lossky’s personalism
The article considers N. O. Lossky’s methodology for interpreting the Russian national character. It is noted that N. O. Lossky identified and analyzed stable sociocultural images and their variants. Fiction, philosophical essays, and epistolary heritage are used as sources for the study.
1. Ильин И. А. Путь к очевидности....
Means to express implicit judgements about characters in N. V. Gogol’s poem Dead Souls and its translation into German
Irony is considered as a means to express implicit judgements in N.V. Gogol's poem Dead Souls. The author analyses lexical units comprising the ironic semantics of judgements about characters. Special attention is paid to comparing irony explicators used in the original text and the poem’s translation into German.
1. Коковина Л.В. Модальные значения уверенности — неуверенности ...
The idea of destiny and its intertextual projections in ‘fairstory’ in “The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye” by A. Byatt
... merging with the imaginary, Otherworldly. The author shows the role and organization of these poetical paradigms in the text, the center of which is the idea of Destiny. It is reflected not only in the plot twists and turns, but also in the formation of characters, the creation of the book composition, as well as in numerous intertexts.
1. Байетт А. С. Джинн в бутылке из стекла «соловьиный глаз» / пер. И. Тогоевой // Иностранная литература....
Embedding imagology in Translation Studies
... findings on image spread through translation are offered through collaboration with existing research in sociology and psychology.
Beller, M. and Leerssen, J. eds., 2007. Imagology: The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters — a critical survey. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi.
Bielsa, E., 2013. Translation and the international circulation of literature. A comparative analysis of the reception of Roberto Bolaño’s work in Spanish and English. The Translator,...
Axiological analysis of the novel "The Prospector" by Jean- Marie Gustave Le Clézio
The article contains an axiological analysis of the novel "The Prospector" by the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The author of the novel employs a variety of artistic means to express the characters’ and his own value systems referring to the biblical myth of the knowledge tree of good and evil.
1. Ильин В. В. Аксиология. М., 2005.
2. Косидовский З. Библейские сказания. М., 1987.
Image of Princess Olga in K.Ryleyev’s DUMA: hagiographical reference points
... attention to an antithesis, showing that Prince Igor concedes to passions throughout his life whereas Princess Olga is always guided by a moral imperative. This antithesis is the main artistic means, and the cornerstone of the plot. The analysis of the main characters shows that Princess Olga, the ruler of the Russian land, is the epitome of the ideal Russian female character. The authors conclude that there are hagiographical references in depicting her image.
1. Вацуро В. Э. К изучению ...
Christmas motif in R. L. Stevenson's story "Markheim"
The analysis of R. L. Stevenson's story "Markheim" shows an essential role of Christmas motifs in the semantic space of the work. There are various forms of expressing this motif in the key moments of the plot. The value space of the main character is connected to the Christian values inherent in Christ-mas motifs, and the story line develops along the rules of a Christmas story.
1. Амелина Е. Е. Феномен двойничества в новеллах Р. Л. Стивенсона ...
Russian neo-Kantianism: history and characteristics of its development
... the analysis of the development of neo-Kantianism in Russia. Russian neo-Kantianism is marked with originality, which was due to the cultural and historical peculiarities of the formation of the national philosophical thought. The stages and specific character of the development of Russian neo-Kantianism are considered by example of the creation of A. I. Vvedensky, B. V. Yakovenko and V. E. Sesemann.
1. Bulgakov S. N. Ot marksizma k idealizmu. Stat'i i recenzii. 1895—1903 / sost., vstup. st. i ...
Semantics of P. B. Shelley’s artistic imagery in the Marque of Anarchy poem
Analyzing the system of P. Shelley’s literary images, the authors argue that allegorical characters of P. Shelley’s poem form two opposite groups, those of good and evil, light and darkness, and truth and falsehood. P.Shelley’s negative characters are a reflection of the poet’s views on reality and the sociopolitical situation in the ...
The spatial model of conceptual metaphor in A. Ilichevky’s collection of short stories An Asinine Jaw
This article considers the structure of the conceptual metaphor of death in A.V. Ilichevsky’s collection of short stories An Asinine Jaw. The existential spatial model of the mentioned metaphor and the specific character of its cognitive-semantic organization are revealed. The author identifies the specific features of the metaphorical reconsideration of Russian reality and the ways of the character’s existence in the world. In A.V. Ilichevsky’s short story ...
The ironic discourse in the works of V. Pyetsukh
... article identifies the conditions of the realisation of such crucial feature of V. Pyetuskh’s creative method as irony. It is shown that his irony is aimed at the key elements of the Russian identity — the history of Russia and the Russian national character. In this conditions, irony aims to emphasise weaknesses under the guise of humour in order to gather strength to overcome them in every moment of the present.
1. Аннинский Л. Мнение литературных критиков ...
The Christian context of H. Ch. Andersen’s fairy tales: The confines of the genre
... parabolic nature. Andersen’s works introduce a certain type of ‘two-worldliness’, which is distinct from that of German romantics' fairy tales. Andersen’s fairy tales are distinguished by wholeness, the absence of a tragic rift, and the presence of characters embodying the Christian ideal of humility and sacrificial love.
1. Альбрехт О. В. [Рецензия] // Вестник Православного Свято-Тихоновского гуманитарного университета....
The prioritising of functional immunity criteria
... trade navigation in the open sea, the need to define the nature of vessel's activity is of utmost importance for the ascertainment of vessel's immunity. At the same time, today, the international legislator establishes two criteria of the commercial character of a deal: the "purpose" of the deal and the "nature of the deal", the latter being the crucial one. The author considers the theoretical aspects of the priority of "purpose" criterion for the ascertainment of the ...
A triune community: Fichte’s family law against the background of Kant’s practical philosophy (I)
... and love, as well as Schopenhauer’s doctrine, which can be seen as a naturalistic profanation of Fichtean metaphysics of love. According to Fichte, sexual appeal takes on the shape of a self-sacrificing impulse of love in the soul and in the moral character of a woman; yet, only a man is capable of becoming aware of everything that is morally present in himself and of renouncing, out of his inborn magnanimity, all claims to unlimited dominance. It is the combination of both characters that, according ...
On the Role of Gesinnung in Kant’s Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. Part I
... have also included an overview of English versions of translations of Kant’s term Gesinnung (disposition, attitude, conviction, sentiment, comportment of mind, intention, Gesinnung) and their more important differences and have shown the unhistorical character of the translation arguments in modern English-speaking Kant scholarship which totally ignores pre-Kantian history and the context of Kant’s contemporaries. Proceeding from this study the next part of the article will offer my own interpretation ...
‘Genuine criticism’: An unknown reception of Kant’s philosophy in early works of Schopenhauer
... Fourthly, Schopenhauer’s alteration of Kant’s epistemology related to the need to com lete the system of ‘genuine criticism’, since the inclusion of a ‘better consciousness’ into a priori cognitive faculties justified its ‘metaphysical’ character. Fifthly, the first edition of Schopenhauer’s doctoral dissertation adhered to Kant’s concept of noumenal freedom, whereas the metaphysics of a ‘better consciousness’ was associated with Kant’s notion of ‘intelligible character’....
Character’s Fate in Feodor Glinka’s works
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2. Зверев В. П. Русские поэты первой половины XIX века: Очерки жизни и творчества с приложением избранных стихов и библиографических справок.М., 2002.
3. Зверев В. П. Федор Глинка — русский духовный писатель. М., 2002.
4. Пушкин А. С. Полн. собр. соч.: в 10 т. М., 1958. Т. 7.
Ekphrasis as a structural element of the world of art and a marker of modern society’s attitude to it in the novel by D. Tartt «Goldfinch»
The paper presents analysis of ekphrasis as part of artistic structure in D. Tartt’s «The Goldfinch», its plot and images of characters. The paper proves that ekphrasis helps the writer to describe the important tendencies of the existence of culture in the contemporary society. Existential motifs connected with the meeting of characters with the art treasures are also analyzed....
Education and the destiny of Russia
... country's economic development. The following historical facts are analysed: the loss of Great Power status by Spain, the emergence of England as a leader of global economy, and the situation in Russia. The analysis is conducted in the light of the specific character of educational system in each of the above-mentioned countries.
Kuznetsova I. S.
education, economic development, natural sciences, mathematics.
The “ideology of love” in Jurek Becker’s novel Heartless Amanda
This article deals with the allegorical representation of the socio-political situation in the GDR shortly before the reunification of Germany as depicted in Jurek Becker’s novel Heartless Amanda through the relationship of the central female character with three men.
. Бессердечная Аманда: роман. СПб., 2004
Jurek Becker, novel, reunification of Germany, contemporary German
Parallels of psychoanalysis in the intellectual and creative biography of Hugo von Hofmannsthal
... psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and many of his literary works allude to Sigmund Freud’s findings. The psychograme of the protagonists in his works resemble the types of psyche similar to the ones described by Sigmund Freud. Hofmannsthal’s characters are driven by instincts, which are irrational and often lead to self-destruction («Das Märchen der 672 Nacht», «Elektra»). Their dreams disclose the subconscious and the hidden wishes better than the protagonists themselves. The self-identification ...
The journal “1812”and the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
... Comparative analysis of literary, popular science and information texts and the biographies and activities of the authors, makes it possible to understand the intended meaning these “unobtrusive participants in discourse” ascribed to the words “character trait” or “character” of Russian people.
Bezotosny, V. M., 2012. Vse srazheniya russkoi armii 1804—1814 gg. Rossiya protiv Napoleona [All battles of the Russian army of 1804—1814. Russia against Napoleon]. Moscow (in Russ.).
Competition and Interaction between Languages: A Sociolinguistic Approach
... "Dialogue of Languages and Cultures" (the functioning and interaction of cultural and linguistic spaces of the Kyrgyz and Russian languages). Bishkek: Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University Publishing House, 2015. 240 p. The reviewer notes the acute character of the problem, typical of the post-Soviet states and analyzes the functioning of the state and official languages in Kyrgyzstan.
the Kyrgyz Republic, state language, official language, language community, interlingual collisions, the dialogue ...
The communicative space of N. Kononov’s novel The Tender Theatre
This article examines the communicative space and its structure in N. Kononov’s novel Tender Theatre, which helps understand the ontological drama of the character who is alienated from the world and people and unable to see the border between the reality and memories.
1. Кононов Н. Нежный театр. М., 2004.
2. Кучина Т. Г. Поэтика «я»-повествования в ...
The image of river in A. Ivanov’s novel The gold of revolt: the linguistic aspect
This article considers the image of the river Chusovaya, which is directly connected to the idea of space and road in A. Ivanov’s fictional world. The Chusovaya is not only a place but also a character of the novel.
: Чусовая. СПб., 2007.
Золото бунта, или Вниз по реке теснин. М., 2007.
. Вниз по ...
Functioning of coordinating conjunctions at the interphrasal level
This paper describes the specific character of the discourse functioning of coordinating conjunctions in terms of both their innate features and interphrasal status and context.
Существуют ли в языке сочинительные и подчинительные ...
The polyfunctionality of irony
This article is an attempt to systematise the distinctive features of irony depending on the style of the text. The multifunctional character of irony is shown on concrete examples from the books of contemporary German authors.
. Эстетика. Философия. Критика: в 2 т. М., 1983. Т. 1.
Ирония как ...
Sergiusz Piasecki’s The Tower of Babel: the poetics of the genre
... жанрава-стылевай адметнасці : автореф. дис. … канд. филол. наук. Мінск, 2001.
Mianowska J., Nefagina G.
novel, binational writer, autobiographism, fictional space, ideological space, adventurous character, tradition.
Mirrors and reflections in O. Grushin’s hovel The Dream Life of Sukhanov
This article analyse the motif-image of the mirror and its functions in the novel of the American writer O. Grushin. The author identifies the plot structuring role of the reflection as a method of creating the psychological portrait of the character and the reflection phenomena as a means of the personality’s self-identification and a marker of its disintegration.
1. Бахтин М. М. Проблемы поэтики Достоевского. М., 1994.
2. Грушина О. Жизнь ...