Literary criticism

The Problem of National and Other‑National in Modernism and Avant-garde

On the example of the literary activity of the Futurists, Imagists, Zaumniks the peculiarities of modernist and avant-garde solution to the problem of the national are investigated

On the Role of Criticism in Literary Process of the Beginning of the XX‑th Century from the Point of View of Perception

The subject of this article is the analysis of the complexity of literary texts perception in the beginning of the XX-th century, the epoch of change of a cultural paradigm. The author considers such new lines of literary process as «the fashionable writer», change of a publishing policy and type of reader’s perception.

The Forms of the Author’s Presence in «Players» by N.V. Gogol

In the article the intentional and unintentional forms of the author’s presence in Gogol’s comedy «Players» are described; the correlation of the author’s intention in this single act play with the comedies «Revisor» and «Marriage».

Intentional Forms of the Author’s Presence in N.V. Gogol’s «Marriage»

A wide range of conscious, intentional forms of the author’s presence in Gogol’s drama is revealed on the material of the play «Marriage».

J.M. Coetzee, a South African: Autobiography «Childhood»

In the article, based on the autobiography «Childhood: Scenes from Provincial Life», the process of J.M. Coetzee’s personality shaping against the background of the South African social and political conflicts in the end of the 1940s – the beginning of the 1950s is examined.

«Notes From Behind the Corner» by A.G. Bitov as a Meta-poetic Text

In the article an attempt is made to analyze the text by A.G. Bitov «Notes From Behind the Corner» from the point of view of meta-poetics. On the basis of the «Notes…» the concept of the «meta-poetic text» is considered, the principles of the inner text space structure are researched. In the course of the «creative chronotopos» research meta-poetic data of this writer’s other texts is drawn, in relation to which a special author’s code is singled out.

Derzhavin’s Reminiscences in the Poetic and Memoir Texts of A. Gorodnitsky

The article deals with the image of G.R. Derzhavin and the reminiscences from his works being researched in the songs, poems and books of recollections by the singer poet of the second half of the XXth century A. Gorodnitsky: the means and functions of their application, their relation to the pressing issues of today and to the images of the contemporary authors.

Intertextual Correlations of the Novel «The Suitcase» by S. Dovlatov with the Works of the Russian Classical Literature XIX–XXth Centuries

The author of this article examines intertextual correlations of the novel by S. Dovlatov “The Suitcase” with works by A. Blok, I. Brodski, N.V. Gogol, A.P. Chekhov, A. Grin, and carries out the auto-intertextual analysis, which allows to consider the correlations between Dovlatov’s works within the framework of the super-textual unity.

The Semantics of the Blood Motif in B. Okudzhava’s Novel «A Date with Bonaparte»

In the article the main semantic components of the blood motif are revealed in the novel «A Date with Bonaparte» by B. Okudzhava; the peculiarity of the lyrical and philosophical narrative of B. Okudzhava is researched.

A Household Sketch and the Process of Internal Complexification of Small Genres at the Turn of the XIX– XXth Centuries (On the Material of the Publications in «Znanie» collections (1903–1910))

The article deals with the analysis of the transformation of a household sketch in small prose at the turn of the centuries, with the growing complexity of «a life piece» from being social and typical towards involving psychology, philosophy and the depth of a fulfilled life.