The Motive of Fear in A. Slapovsky’s Novel Encoded, or The First Eight Chapters

The article analyzes the motive of fear in Aleksey Slapovsky’s novel Encoded. This motive permeates the whole novel and essentially becomes the key one for the plot development. The struggle with the subconscious fears of the character and of the author is considered. This struggle results in a multiple re-writing of the selfsame story.

The Theater of A School for Fools: On One Type of Fragments in Sasha Sokolov’s Novel

The article discusses a particular type of fragments in the montage composition of Sasha Sokolov’s novel A School for Fools in terms of its structural and semantic specificity, substantiates the principles of the possibility of highlighting it in the text and also reveals a special nature of the montage junction in the novel.

State-of-the-Nation Dilogy by Jonathan Coe

The dilogy The Rotters’ Club (2001), The Closed Circle (2004), by a British novelist Jonathan Coe is represented as an integral and coherent narration within the tradition of the British state-of-thenation novel. The article analyzes the role of realistic and postmodern practices in highlighting the social and political problems in the dilogy.


The article is devoted to the analysis of the structural features of the poetic text of one of the most specific literary trends - melodrama. The aesthetics of the melodrama industry changes the ideas about the form and content of the poetic work.



The article deals with the specific character of the genre of the English writer's autobiography of the turn of the 20th-21st century. by the example of Julian Barnes's autobiography "Nothing to be Afraid".


Postmodernist or Neorealist? Literary Criticism of the 1990s of A. Slapovsky’s Oeuvre

A. Slapovsky’s prose cannot fit the clearly defined frame the critics and literary scholars try to set. The article considers their attempts to characterize the writer’s oeuvre, special emphasis is placed on the arguments about the author belonging to the postmodern or neorealist movements.

Jonathan Coe’s Novel Number 11: the Principles of Postmodern Language Play

The article considers Number 11 by Jonathan Coe as an example of the postmodern language play with textual and extratextual reality and determines the role and functions of game practices employed.

Victor Pelevin and ‘Moscow Conceptualism’

The article analyzes the early works of V. Pelevin from the collection Relics. early and unpublished. The author compares the early and late works of the writer and outlines the vector of his creative evolution, finds common ground between different texts of the writer. The author of the article refers to the practices of ‘Moscow conceptualism’ and outlines the connection between this tactics and Pelevin.

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe as a Postmodern Detective Story

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe is analyzed as an example of application of traditional detective conventions in postmodern narrative; their ideological and compositional functions in the novel are revealed.

L. Dobychin’s ‘Acquisition of Prospects’ and Yu. Tynyanov’s ‘System Change’ as the Elements of Post-modernism Aesthetics

The article considers the peculiarity of L. Dobychin’s narrative strategy on the example of the novel The Town of N; the author points out the significance of Yu. Tynyanov’s theoretic and methodological ideas for the modern research of post-modernist aesthetics.