Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)


Alain Robbe-Grillet: Jealousy in a labyrinth of signs and structures

The article is dedicated to the analysis of the best books of a renowned French writer on the background of the birth of the last vivid literary trend in the French literature of the XXth century – the New Novel, one of the outstanding representatives of which was A. Robbe-Grillet. This article comprises historical and literary commentary and, where necessary, short analysis of the most significant features of the writer’s style.

“A Theory of Art without the Art”: To the Question of the Place and Status of the Futurism Manifestos in the Cultural Space of the Epoch

The article analyses the status of mission statements in the sub-field of avant-garde art. The manifesto of futurism blurs the lines of the aesthetic theory and artistic practice. In the avant-garde discourse text and meta-text are located on one level, and the history of Saratov ‘psycho-futurism’ proves that.

The Problem of National and Other‑National in Modernism and Avant-garde

On the example of the literary activity of the Futurists, Imagists, Zaumniks the peculiarities of modernist and avant-garde solution to the problem of the national are investigated