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


A. N. Radischev’s Personality and Creative Work in A. P. Skaftymov’s Perception

A. P. Skaftymov’s article «On the style of “The Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow” by A. N. Radischev» is regarded as one of the most significant works about the book of this author. The methodological basis of the research and the specific character of A. P. Skaftymov’s attitude to the formal method in literary criticism are observed. The conclusions are drawn on how up-to-date the ideas of the scientist are for contemporary science.


The Alphabet and Functions of the Corporeal Pattern in the Poems by Elena Shvartz

The article substantiates the existence of a corporeal pattern as one of the languages of culture in the poems of Elena Shvartz. Some characteristics of its functioning in the author’s artistic space are considered. The existence of a stable and unique alphabet of the corporeal pattern is shown, its artistic functions are revealed.

E. Zola and F. Sologub: To the Issue of the Sources of Collisions and Techniques in the Novel by F. Sologub The Petty Demon

The object the article is to study the parallels between E. Zola’s novel La Curee and F. Sologub’s novel The Petty Demon. In the author’s opinion the similiarity of the plot collisions and techniques of depicting a person’s unity with the ‘environment’, which characterize the two novels’ poetics, is indicative of the unquestionable impact of the naturalist writer’s creative experience on Sologub’s seeking.

Oppositions of Spatial Code in the Poems of Elena Shvartz

The article describes oppositions of spatial code and shows the ways of its representation in the poems of Elena Shvartz. Special features of how the spatial code functions in the author’s artistic world are also considered. The correlation between the poet’s choice of a particular spatial opposition and the artistic message is identified.

Time Code in the Poems by Elena Shvarts

The article analyses the units of time code, shows the ways of their representation in the poems by Elena Shvarts. Special aspects of how this code functions in the author’s artistic world are considered. A correlation is established between the choice of a particular option of the time code and the poet’s artistic task.

On the specifi c features of attributive constructions in the texts of M. Tsvetaeva

The article deals with the description of the specifi c features of attributive constructions (epithet complexes) in M. Tsvetaeva’s texts. The Collected Works of the poet, as well as the Dictionary of Poetic Language served as the material for this research. The purpose of the research was to establish the structural and semantic idiostyle features of constructions containing words of attributive semantics in the poet’s texts. The research establishes that in the M.