Window Locus and Its Functions in I. S. Turgenev’s Novels of the 1850–1870s

The article researches the locus of window, closely related to the situation of an emotional turning point, love trial or characters’ enlightenment in I. S. Turgenev’s works. This locus highlights the stages of the characters’ spiritual path and is polysemic, but such archaic and traditional meanings of the window as a border between the worlds and the sign of trial become relevant for Turgenev.


The article examines the nature of the influence of creativity Flaubert and Turgenev on subjects, subjects, the nature of the psychologism of novels and short stories by Maupassant in the context of the views of all three writers on the contemporary novel.


Turgenev and Symbolists: to the Issue of the Artistic Experience of Turgenev as a Novelist. Article 2: The Technique of ‘Partial Duality’ and ‘Paired’ Scenes in the Novel Smoke

The author continues to investigate those artistic devices of Turgenev as a novel-writer which acquire special significance for the authors of symbolic novels. The subject of analysis is the technique of ‘partial duality’ and the ‘paired’ scenes, as well as the folklore allusions in Turgenev’s novel Smoke: their features and functions.

Turgenev and Symbolists: to the Issue of the Artistic Experience Impact of Turgenev as a Novelist. Article 1: the Plot and Overplot in Turgenev’s Novel Smoke

The object of analysis in the article is the multidimensional structure of Turgenev’s novel Smoke and the ways of ‘overplot’ formation, ‘double perspective’ of the plot lines: allusions, symbolic motives and images, color narration. The author assumes that the artistic experience of Turgenev as a novel writer allows to see the genesis of some signature elements in the poetics of the symbolist novel.