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The solar space in the history of the text of M.A. Bulgakov’s novel “Master and Margarita” (part 2)

E.Yu. Kolysheva
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UDC 808`2:821.161.1-3

DOI  10.20339/PhS.6-23.125


Kolysheva Elena Yu.,

Candidate of Philologу, Associate Professor of the Russian Language and Methods of Teaching Philological Disciplines Department

Moscow City Pedagogical University



The article is devoted to the consideration of the formation of solar space in the history of the text of M.A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita” on the base of its textual analysis. In our work, we rely on the system of editions of the novel that we have established and its main text, reflecting the last creative will of the author to the fullest extent: the first (1928–1930), the second (1932–1936), the third (1936), the fourth (1937), the fifth (last handwritten, 1937–1938), the sixth (final, 1938–1940). The draft texts are conveyed by dynamic transcription, which will make visible the process of writer’s work on the creation and allow us to see the formation of the author’s intention. Graphic conventions are used for this: 1) a piece of text crossed out by the writer — [text]; 2) an insert during the writing process — text; 3) an insert crossed out — [text]; 4) a later insert — {text}; 5) a later insert crossed out — {text}; 6) a conjecture — <text>; 7) reliability of the transmitted author’s text — <sic>; 8) the end of a page and the transition to the next one are indicated by two straight vertical lines ||. When quoting draft texts, the author’s spelling and punctuation are preserved.

Keywords: creative history, textual analysis, М.А. Bulgakov, “The Master and Margarita”, “The Life of M. de Moliere”, the solar space, sun image, the theme “artist and power”.



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