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.

The ‘Principle of absolute doubt’ in Mark Aldanov’s oeuvre

The reviewed monograph of T. I. Dronova presents a multi-layered analysis of M. A. Aldanov’s oeuvre: from the principles of philosophical and historical cognition to narrative strategies. The approach to the legacy of the philosopher and writer suggested by the author allows to reveal the type of his artistic thought and the nature of his dialogue with the predecessors in a very convincing and in many ways novel way.