History and memory in documentary prose by Gaito Gazdanov. Cover Image

История и память в документальной прозе Гайто Газданова
History and memory in documentary prose by Gaito Gazdanov.

Author(s): Alina Ivanovna Balaban
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: Gaito Gazdanov; documentary prose; literature about the Second World War; literature as a historic source of information; sites of commemoration (memory sites)

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the documentary series «On French soil» of Gaito Gazdanov, written after the Second World War in 1945. The work describes real participants, war heroes and events that happened to them during the military actions. Author makes an attempt to understand the choice of the documentary genre for the representation of the era. Author notes the possibility of application of documentary prose in historical researches. The article notices the importance of this work for preservation of collective memory.

  • Issue Year: 2/2012
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 171-179
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian