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Poetics of “inserted constructions” in the novel by B. Schlink “Homecoming”


The novelty and relevance of the research are as it contains a poetic analysis of the novel “Homecoming” of the modern German writer B. Schlink in the perspective of the issue of “inserted constructions” as a principle for organizing an artistic text in the contemporary novel. We form the current task of researching B. Schlink’s work in the light of the problems of non-classical artistry, and also with the need to identify the characteristics of understanding in the novel of the important social and political processes of the modern era. As a result of the analysis we show a new poetic significance of “inserted constructions”, they become an essential element of the textual organization of the novel “Homecoming”. On this basis we establish that narrative and “inserted constructions” not only overlap, but also interpenetrate and interact on each other in the text of the novel, so they generate new shades and new meaning combinations – this enables to artistically express the complexity and kaleidics of the modern world. This justifies the modern German novel inclusion in the general art process of adequate poetic tools development aimed at reflecting the changed ideas about the man and the world.


B. Schlink; the novel “Homecoming”; “inserted construction”; genre paradigm; “memory of the genre”; non-classical artistry; intellectual fascism

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