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

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V. Pelevin’s Utopian Novel «S.N.U.F.F.»: the Problem of Genre and the Idea of History

The article investigates the genre of V. Pelevin’s novel «S.N.U.F.F.». The main criteria for determining it are the author’s idea of history and his view of the future, which are analyzed on the basis of the text of the book аnd critical reviews.

Picturesque Ekphrasis as a Means of the Protagonist Characterization in D. Rubina’s Novel The White Dove of Cordoba

The article discusses the oeuvre interpretation of Zahar Kordovin, the protagonist of D. Rubina’s novel The White Dove of Cordoba. The pictures of the artist are analyzed from the point of view of ekphrasis which is defined as a verbal description of visual art images in literary text.