world of objects

‘Language of Flowers/Colors’ in the Novel by F. Sologub «Bad Dreams»: To the Issue of ‘Faithfulness to Things’ in the Symbolist Poetics

The subject of research in the article is the function of color in the description of objects’ details and the plants – counterparts of characters – in Sologub’s novel «Bad Dreams». The author presumes that a peculiar ‘language of flowers/colors’ is created in the novel: flowers and colors are the signatures of the characters’ spiritual path indicating its mysterious and eternal meaning.