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A Commentary in Parentheses as a Means of Manifesting the Author’s Personality in the Memoir Book by A. I. Solzhenitsyn The Oak and the Calf

The article analyzes parenthetical statements by A. I. Solzhenitsyn on the material of the ‘sketches of literary life’ – The Oak and the Calf. It is proved that this type of narrative is an important means of manifesting the author’s personality in the writer’s memoirs.

"SELECTED PLACES FROM CORRESPONDENCE WITH FRIENDS" Gogol: The Idea of Service and the Poetics of Her Accomplishment

The main semantic components of the motive of the ministry are revealed, its role in the plot and composition of "Selected places from correspondence with friends", the transformation of the image of the author-preacher into the personified, multifaceted image of the "good Christian".

To the Issue of Forming the Reader’s Reception in N. M. Karamzin’s Almanacs

The article considers the aesthetic value of the Almanacs Aglaya and The Aonides predetermined by the worldview core linking the publications – the personality of Karamzin emerging in different externalizations: as a publisher, an author of novels, a poet, a critic and an opinion journalist. The ‘many faces’ of N. M. Karamzin under consideration allow to draw the conclusion on the almanac’s being multitargeted, as well as to reveal the mechanisms of readers’ reception.

Mythologization of the Soviet Intelligentsia in the Short Stories by Tatyana Tolstaya

The article reveals the problem of creating the image of the author in the stories by T. Tolstaya by means of comparing it to the images of the intellectuals of the Stagnation Era, the main characters of the book of stories «Okkervil River». With the help of such techniques as fabulousness, citation and internal spiritual belonging to the intelligentsia author creates a mythology of the Soviet intelligentsia. The main feature of this mythology is decadent humility and desacralization.