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On the question of the originality of assessments of the behavior of heroes in modern Russian prose (based on the stories of V. Pietsukh “I and Perestroika” and Yu. Koval “Teapot”)

Kh.R. Yusifova
80,00 ₽

UDC 821.161.1-3



Yusifova Khadija,

Doctor of Philosophy in Philology, Associate Professor,

Associate Professor of the History of Russian Literature Department

Baku Slavic University (Azerbaijan)



On the basis of two stories that have not been the subject of a special scientific study until now, the essence of non-traditional Russian prose is revealed. The article focuses all attention on such a trend that has spun off from this literature as the “ironic avant-garde”. In the 21st century, it becomes a panacea for the work of many Russian word artists, whose names are given in the work. The essence of this trend in the presented article is that, in general and in general, the realistic picture of the facts and events described by the author is invariably presented in a mockingly ironic light. The two compared stories parody the slogan of the general happiness of people, provided by the authorities of society with the help of the ideology of social equality, fraternity and even redistribution of material wealth among them. In reality, in the story of V. Pietsukh, the institution of the family, love and marriage is debunked (the key phrase from the lips of the hero sounds like this: “we are going through a period of an antediluvian form of family and marriage”); Y. Koval’s dream of a talented artist to break out into the people, but living below the poverty line, is being thrown off the pedestal (almost according to Dostoevsky). In both stories, thus, the difficult, or rather, hopeless life of a balabol and hard worker with collapsed hopes for the improvement of society is shown.

Keywords: irony, subtext, avant-garde, alternative prose, perestroika, comparative analysis.



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