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O. I. Ilyin’s Paradoxes

The article, intended to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Oleg Ivanovich Ilyin, deals with the analysis of his research methodology. On the example of his work Mayakovsky’s Hyperboles (1968) the main principles of analyzing the poet’s idiostyle are shown, approaches to the most important issues in literary criticism, outpacing their time, are highlighted.