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STORY BY I.A. BUNIN “MISTRAL” IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SERIES “DARK ALLEYS”

Annotation

The story of I.A. Bunin “Mistral” is discussed. The analysis establishes a conceptual link with a series of short stories about love “Dark alleys”. Intertextual context, allusions, reminiscences of “Mistral” are established. It is shown that references to the Bible and the Psalms allow the artist to touch philosophical questions about the meaning of human life, human personality, conscious of its life limits. The philosophical attitude of the narrator-narrator in “Mistral” was alien to the optimistic susceptibility of the hero of “Dark alleys”. It is demonstrated that “eternal” and “accursed” questions in human life - taken in the view of I.A. Bunin new philosophical emphases, is treated under a new thoughtfully angle. The analysis shows that the philosophical and psychological vectors of the story “Mistral” allowed I.A. Bunin to include it in the series “Dark alleys”. But the pessimistic note of the author’s view dictated its autonomy and isolation from the cyclical texts.

Keywords

Russian literature of the XX century; I.A. Bunin; the story “Mistral”; series “Dark alleys”; intertext

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UDC

82-3

Pages

64-68

References

1. Grechaninova V. Kommentarii [Comments]. Sobranie sochineniy [Complete Works]. Moscow, Publishing House “Khudozhestvennaya Literatura”, 1966–1967. Vol. 7. Temnye allei. Rasskazy 1931–1952 gg., pp. 351-396. (In Russian). 2. Bunin I.A. Mistral' [Mistral]. Sobranie sochineniy [Complete Works]. Moscow, Publishing House “Khudozhestvennaya Literatura”, 1966–1967. Vol. 7. Temnye allei. Rasskazy 1931–1952 gg., pp. 310-313. (In Russian).

Received

2017-01-30

Section of issue

Culturology

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