Scientific section. Literary criticism

A. I. Solzhenitsyn in K. I. Chukovsky’s Diaries and Letters

The history of the two writers’ interaction is traced on the material of K. I. Chukovsky’s diaries and letters.

Literary Word in A. I. Solzhenitsyn’s Opinion-based Journalism

Based on his own recollections and on documented sources the author reconstructs the history of how A. I. Solzhenitsyn’s short novel «One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich» was perceived by the members of Saratov University literary club of the first half of the 1960s, under the supervision of a wonderful philologist T. I. Usakina, Assistant Professor of the Chair of the Russian literature of Saratov State University.

A. I. Solzhenitsyn at Saratov University: the 1960s

Based on his own recollections and on documented sources the author reconstructs the history of how A. I. Solzhenitsyn’s short novel «One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich» was perceived by the members of Saratov University literary club of the first half of the 1960s, under the supervision of a wonderful philologist T. I. Usakina, Assistant Professor of the Chair of the Russian literature of Saratov State University.

J. M. Coetzee’s Boyhood as an Experiment in Autobiography

The article deals with J. M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, focusing on the author’s experiments with the autobiography in the context of traditional genre conventions. Boyhood, the first part of Coetzee’s autobiographical trilogy, is analyzed as a deconstruction of the childhood autobiography (the absence of autobiographical agreement, third-person present tense narrative, a combination of multiple points of view: those of a child-protagonist and an adult author).

Vaudeville Vice-King by I. Ilf and Ye. Petrov: Genre Poetics

The article analyzes genre peculiarity of the Vice-King vaudeville – one of the first experiments in drama by I. Ilf and Ye. Petrov. The interaction of artistic means characteristic of the vaudeville genre and satirical comedy is considered; the focuses of dramaturgic action and the vector direction of the traditional vaudeville form update are identified.

Historiosophic Discourse: the Scope of the Notion (to the Question of the Historiosophy Novel Genre)

The article puts forward a problem of the genre classification of the works containing philosophical and historical issues; qualitative characteristics of the historiosophic discourse are regarded; its boundaries are defined within philosophic and historic learning; axiological criteria of the historiosophic novel qualification are developed.

«Sharlotta – a Question Mark». The Play and the Fate of Sharlotta Ivanovna

In the article the image of the governess Sharlotta Ivanovna, a character from Vishneviy Sad (The Cherry Orchard), is analyzed. The motives of the play realized in the text are key to understanding the character. The story of creation and the stage fate of Sharlotta Ivanovna are also considered in the article.

A. P. Chekhov and S. V. Rakhmaninov: Some Parallels

The article regards image and notional parallels in the works by A. P. Chekhov and S. V. Rakhmaninov revealing similar features of the writer’s and composer’s artistic outlook as of those who reveal national identity of the Russian art.

Forgotten Biographer of V. G. Belinsky

The article presents a feature story by B. B. Glinsky ‹Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinsky: in honour of his memory›. This story appears not to have been taken into account or registered in reference lists of the existing research papers on Belinsky, although it clearly deserves the researchers› attention.

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