Nabokov

Literary Text as a Diagnosis

The monograph under review is a continuation of the author’s research in the field of visual poetics of the Russian literature. The ‘optics’ proposed in the book allows to see the medical plots of literary texts in a new way, to comprehend aesthetic and existential experience of the disease.

The Fight against Amnesia: Nabokov’s ‘Signs and Symbols’ in the Novel by E. Vodolazkin The Aviator

The article discusses the intertextual connections of Vodolazkin’s novel The Aviator with V. Nabokov’s prose. The article specifically focuses on the function of Nabokov’s intertext in unveiling ideological and philosophical problems: comprehending the phenomenon of time and the creative ability of memory. The role of the word and literature in the struggle against amnesia is considered.

MODULES OF ARTISTIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE DEIKTIC FIELD OF THE WORK

In this article, an attempt is made to compare the modular structure of artistic knowledge with the morphological characteristics of the text, their interpretation in terms of analysis of the principles of style formation. As the grammatically expressed constructive parameter of the text, the author considers the category of deixis in its linguistic and artistic expression. Elements of the hierarchically organized deictic field can provide a tool for reconstructing the semantic structure of the text, which is demonstrated by the example of the interpretation of Nabokov's novel Dar.

Svidrigailov’s Nightmares and the Inferno of V. Nabokov’s Hero (on the Transformation of One Plot)

The article considers indirect plot allusions, V. Nabokov’s explicit and disguised references to the topic related to the terrible characters of Dostoyevsky, to the new embodiments of Pushkin’s and Dostoyevsky’s images.