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
In exploring the themes of life and death in Yu. N. Ivanov’s novel Dances in the Crematory, I carry out a structural-semantic analysis of the fragmentary chronotope and the ideational- thematic and plot-compositional levels of the novel. I demonstrate that the principle of fragmentarity is utilised by the author ...
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” (M. ...
‘Term memory’ and its varieties in the history of the genre nomination of English novel
The history of interaction between romance and novel reflects the richness and originality of English prose and contemporary theoretical reflections about the novel as a free-form and the semantics of its terminological definitions. This was enshrined in the dual terminological definition of novel ...
«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 to identify hidden meanings consciously or subconsciously ...
Intermedial text modelling: D. Lodge. Nice Work
This article studies the cross-disciplinary interactions – a characteristic feature of modern literature – in the case of the novel Nice Work by a famous contemporary author and literary scholar David Lodge. The analysis is based on Yu. M. Lotman’s concept of polyglotism and M. M. Bakhtin’s and R. Bar-thes’s text theories. A specific feature of D. Lodge’s novel is the ...
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, ...
The theme of the female in the novels of Charles Brockden Brown
This article is devoted to the oeuvre of the American author of the beginning of the 19th century Charles Brockden Brown who, being little known to the Russian reader, is considered in the USA the father of gothic novel. Addressing the problem of social and legal dependence in post-revolutionary America, Ch. B. Brown takes part in the formation of the new national ideology.
. The American Renaissance. N. Y., 1968.
. Love and ...
Parable of the prodigal son in the image-conceptual field of Leonid Leonov's novel "The Pyramid"
A new interpretation of the novel "The Pyramid" by L. Leonov is suggested. The article supports the idea that in his ideology developed in the novel, Leonov is close to Dostoevsky: the central religious and philosophical statement of the novel is the ontological duality ...
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 ...
The optics of vision in Daniel Kehlmann’s novel The Farthest Place
This article considers the textual dominant in the context of The Far-thest Place — one of the most famous novel of the modern German author Daniel Kehlmann. The organization of the novel’s text is described and parallels to other literature works are drawn. The article focuses on the influence of the 20th century modernist experiments on Kehlmann’s works
The literary revision of Négritude in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop
This article analyses the problems addressed in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop, through the prism of imagology — the study of cultural stereotypes as presented in literature. Within the ideational structure of the novel, the author analyses the theory of négritude, which holds that the African civilisation plays a ...
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, the character is considered as a subject ...
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; ...
Open and enclosed space in a romantic novel
This article analyzes the opposition of open and enclosed space in the novels of Jena and Heidelberg romantics, considering its relation to the problems of artist’s personality and freedoms. An analysis of similar space images used by several authors shows how the tradition was reinterpreted at different stages of romantic ...
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....
John Bunyan’s allegoric tradition in Clive Staples Lewis’s novel The Pilgrim’s Regress
In his allegorical travel novel, Clive Staples Lewis tells the story of a hu¬man soul wandering in search for god. The medieval form of the allegorical novel helps the author to speak plainly about complex things: he explores the cultur¬al attitudes of a 20th-century person ...
Adrian the Undertaker (the subtexts and pretexts of Nikolai Kononov’s novel The Flaneur)
This article examines the multilanguage anagrammatic code of N. Kononov’s novel Flaneur. The authors offer an interpretation of the epigraph to the novel and identify a number of antiquity reminiscence in the text. The article focuses on the parallels between A.S. Pushkin’s short story “The Undertaker” and the novel Flaneur....
Seme-symbol as a means of novel meaning formation in denominal verbs
The paper describes the results of denominal verb analysis. Corpora of media texts provide material for the analysis. The author explores patterns of novel meaning formation in denominal verbs. The proposed method is based on the notion of ‘seme-symbol’. The author reconstructions the semantic structure of motivating nouns and determines the role of different elements in the semantic structure ...
Specificity of subject-object interactions in novelized biography
The article reveals the specificity of relevant subject-object interactions in novelized biography. Special attention is given to subjectreconstructor
and subject-prototype interference originating in the author’s work on documentary material.
Авторская представленность ...
Axiological content of the ‘altering modus’ of the inserted texts in the novel Morfo Eugenia by A. S. Bayette
The author shows a change of the axiological paradigm in the literature of the 20th—21st centuries using examples from the novel Angels & Insects by the contemporary British writer A. S. Byatt. Retreat from the traditional characterization in the creation of an artistic image and the aesthetic accentuation of its importance are manifested in the rejection of the unambiguous ...
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 ...
From the fall of man to the image of the Antichrist : Biblical allusions in W. Gombrowicz’s novel Pornografia
This article analyses W. Gombrowicz’s novel Pornografia as a parodic interpretation of Nietzsche’s overman philosophy. The myth of the fall of man from the Book of Genesis and the biblical and eschatological myth of Antichrist are considered as the interpretive key to the novel.
1. Гомбрович ...
The mythopoetics of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The buried giant
In this article, I investigate the poetics of the novel The buried giant by Kazuo Ishiguro and consider artistic images that tend to actualise mythological poetics in the literary text. I pay particular attention both to the re-creation of elements of mythological origin in the context of the novel ...
Picaresque motifs in Thomas Brussig's “Heroes Like Us”
The article analyses the peculiarities of picaresque storytelling in Thomas Brussig's novel “Heroes Like Us”.
. Helden wie wir.
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A synthesis of genres in Andrey Bolotov’s memoirs
... article analyses the structure of Bolotov’s memoirs in terms of their genre peculiarity. Text analysis shows that, when writing his memoirs, Bolotov used techniques borrowed from across various genres with which he was well acquainted. Those were the novel, the epistolary genre, the travelogue, the historical essay, etc. In the broad context of Bolotov’s works, the article shows that all those elements were not combined mechanically. A well-read and stylistically sensitive author, he was guided ...
The optics of vision in Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Der fernste Ort
This article discusses the dominant textual elements in Der fernste Ort — one of the most famous novels of German author D. Kehlmann. The novel’s text organization is described; parallels to other literary works are drawn. The author analyses the influence of the 20th century modernist experiments on Kehlmann’s works. The article focuses on the ...
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 ...
Visualization of the esthetics of memories in the novels of W. G. Sebald «The Rings of Saturn» and «Austerlitz»
The article explores the meaning and functions of photography in W. G. Sebald's works exemplified by his novels “The Rings of Saturn” and “Austerlitz”. The relevance of the study of the intermediary component, the photographic one, in the novels of the German writer is confirmed by the abundance of works on this problem written by Western literary ...
The form and meaning of H. Hesse’s novel A child’s soul
... world of the work is considered as one 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 ...
The intertextual connections between Yu. Buida’s novel Boris and Gleb and The tale of the murder of Daniil of Suzdal and the beginning of Moscow
Yu. Buida’s novel Boris and Gleb contains a number of intertextual relations to Old Russian literary works. A study into these relations helps not
only establish literary parallels but also identify the text generating mechanisms characteristic of the contemporary ...
The hermeneutics of literary modelling and intertext in L. Leonov’s novel The Pyramid
This article analyses L. Leonov’s novel «The Pyramid» from the perspective of hermeneutical and intertextual methodologies and identifies the coordinates of the text’s literary dialogue with the reader’s perception. The author shows that the hermeneutical and intertextual research ...
The problem of hereditary sin in F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov
The analysis of the problem of “hereditary sin” in Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov is considered in the light of the discussion on the theory of “hereditary sin” within modern Orthodoxy. The author examines the “threshold situations” faced by the novel’s characters and arrives at a conclusion about ...
Betwee the thing and the human being: the ethical and anthropological problems in V. Nabokov’s novel Despair
The article considers the ethical and anthropological component of double discourse in V. Nabokov’s novel Despair. The author considers the problem of comparison between a person and a thing addressed by Nabokov. Parallels to the doppelganger discussion and ethical criticism in Russian philosophy and literature abroad are drawn.
1. Яновский ...
Nikolay Kononov's novel “Flaneur” in the context of Polish messianism: history and myth
The article describes the specific features of Kononov’s dialogue as the author of the novel “Flaneur” with Polish messianism, which is presented by Mickiewicz’s “Books and the Pilgrimage of the Polish Nation” and Slovatsky’s “Journey to the East”. Kononov’s parody and play with historical myths of Polishness allow the ...
The role of explicator of situation modality in conveying spiritual awakening in L. N. Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection
On the basis of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection, the author considers the text function of linguistic units expressing the meaning of situational modality (possibility, desirability, necessity), as well as their role in the depiction of the moral revival of personality.
1. Бобровская ...
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 ...
The archetypal space of the palace in E. Zola’s novel «The Ladiesʼ Paradise»
The article reveals the connection between the artistic space of the naturalistic novel with the archetypical forms of mentality and culture. The author used the structural-semiotic method of text analysis, as well as the analysis of archetypical images that are regularly repeated in the European cultural experience. The concept ...
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.
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 ...
The semiotics of a ship and its modelling features in the novels of William Golding, Julian Barnes, and Gregory Norminton
This article studies the semiotics of the ship as an image of the world in cases of the novels To the End of the Earth by William Golding, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by J. Barnes, and The Ship of Fools by Gr. Norminton. The ship is considered a new version of the Biblical Noah’s Ark – a miniature society. The authors believe ...
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 ...
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 ...
The game of Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Measuring the World
... the scientists’ multidirectional game strategies is ex-plained by a change in their roles: they turn from subjects of the game into its objects ruled by the Nature, Time, and Chance. The central metaphor of gam-bling defines the composition of the novel and its genre, which can be defined as a postmodernist novel about the incomprehensibility of the nature of gen-ius.
1. Барт Р. От произведения к тексту // Барт Р. Избранные работы: Семиотика....
Metanarrative in Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Fame
This article focuses upon the features of constructing and re-constructing a literary text in the case of Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Fame (2009). Using various narrative strategies, Daniel Kehlmann manages to create a multilayered fictional space based on meta-narration and self-reflection of the characters and the narrator. The duality, amalgamation of reality and fiction, reciprocity,...
The problem of memory in the novels of T. McCarth
... modern English writer T. McCarthy who is considered to be a phenomenal occurrence of the postmodern discourse with its emphasis on the fragmented structure of the human experience of ‘beingin- the-world’. The authors explore the main idea of the novels. On the one hand, the novels reflect the entropic nature of modern culture, and, on the other hand, they raise the question of a withdrawal from the ‘inner cave’ by means of memory stimulation.
1. Асланян А., Волчек Д. Имитации ...
The dramaturgy of F.M. Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment as interpreted by Józef Tischner
This article considers the features of literary and interpretative analysis of the dramaturgy of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and punishment by the Polish philosopher Józef Tischner.
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The title of Alexander Pushkin’s novel The captain’s daughter as the textual dominant
This article considers the functional significance of the attributive combination ‘captain's daughter’ as an essential and integral component of the semantic space of Alexander Pushkin’s novel. Placed in the title, it functions as the key sign of the work of fiction since it makes it possible to interpret implied meanings. Unlike the other, more frequent, lexical and grammatical units used as nominations in the text (‘Masha’, ‘Marya ...
Olya the Crazy: N. Kononov’s novel The source of mutilation in the mirror of a movie
This article considers the intertextual connection between N. Kononov’s novel The Source of Mutilation and A. Rou’s movie Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors. The author identifies and describes the universal culture-forming Doppelgänger archetypes relevant to both works.
1. Кононов Н. Магический бестиарий....
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 реке теснин: ...
Karamzin 's code in the novel by V. V. Sipovsky "The Journey of Erast Krutolobov"
The paper is analyzing the novel "The Journey Erastus Krutolobov..." (1929) by the Soviet and Russian philologist V. V. Sipovsky as a tool for explaining Sipovsky’s literary concepts. Emphasis is placed on Karamzin, who Sipovsky considered a key-figure for the Russian ...