Soviet intelligentsia

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.