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Bronich M. K. Paul Auster’s 4321 as a Bildungsroman: The Genre Memory. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 2, pp. 223-227. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1817-7115-2020-20-2-223-227


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Paul Auster’s 4321 as a Bildungsroman: The Genre Memory

The paper explores the genre and compositional features of Paul Auster’s 4321 being the fusion of Bildungsroman, family сhronicle, social and psychological novel, love story, as well as Kunstlerroman and non-fiction. The analysis of the central aspects of poetics and the problems raised in the book reveals the ways of actualization and parodying the traditional genres in a postmodern novel.

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