Popova Irina Mikhailovna, Doctor of philological sciences, professor, sub-department of Russian philology, Tambov State Technical University (1 Leningradskaya street, Tambov, Russia), email@example.com
Background. The research studies the last generally recognised novel by Zakhar Prilepin “Abode” (2015) what explains its relevance. The novel “Abode” raises the most acute problems. Among these problems the objective evaluation of the essence of Russia’s historical path, the national identity are placed in the forefront. The aim of the research is to reveal the close connection between the Russian classic literature (F. M. Dostoyevsky), the literature of 1920–1930s (E. I. Zamyatin) and the Russian contemporary literature of the late 20th – early 21st centuries (Zakhar Prilepin).
Materials and methods. The methodology of the research included historical-comparative, intertextual and hermeneutic methods of studying literary works.
Results. The article is focused on revealing and analyzing the intertextual crea-tive dialogue of Zakhar Prilepin and F. M. Dostoyevsky’s literary ideas, expressed in the novel “Karamazov Brothers”, and with the novel-distopia “We” by Zamyatin. The images of Ekhmanis, the commander of the Solovky prison camp, the benefactor in the novel “We” by Zamyatin and the F. M. Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor are compared. As a result it is concluded that the poem “Grand Inquisitor”, being a creative impulse for E. Zamyatin and Z. Prilepin in their works, was deepened, re-interpreted, and the writer of the 21st century emphasized those real aspects of prob-lems of humanity that had become apparent while the Solovki Concentration Camp in the Solovetsky Monastery was operating. Zakhar Prilepin demonstrated from the modern point of view the absurdity of “paradise rationality” (Zamyatin); “the factory of human reforging” (Prilepin) that turned into the “devil’s delight”, impending spiritual death of mankind.
Conclusions. Studying the ways of intertextual influence and interpreting images and ideas of F. M. Dostoyevsky in the novel-distopia “We” by E. I. Zamyatin and the novel “Abode” by Zakhar Prilepin allows to make a conclusion that Russian literary artists of 20th – 21st centuries have developed and deepened the literary idea, originated by F. M. Dostoyevsky, about the danger of antinomies of human personality’s freedom that presumes the possibility of approaching the baneful ideal of men-godhood as following the “ultimate truth”.
intertextuality in literary works, allusions, reminiscence, cultural references, Evangelical context, plot variation, creative dialogue.
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