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Yuri Davidov's "Czas głuchej jesieni". Remarks on the genre of the historical novel

Author(s): Andrzej Polak
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: literary genre; historical (prose) novel; nationwill (Narodnaja Wola); historical figures; Russian literature; new people; the history of long duration; Yuri Davidov

Summary/Abstract: The following article concerns the Russian contemporary historical prose (after 1956), above all, the genre of a historical novel. The author presents an overview of the opinions made by the researchers working on the Russian literature, on directions and changes observed in it. Opinions by J. Bałakin, S. Czuprynin, A. Nezmer, M. Epsztejn, A. Oskocki and many others koncern the authors of such writers as W. Aksionow, W. Pjecuch, W. Pieliwein, D. Bykow or N. Ejdelman. The main part of the article was devoted to the genre specificity of “Czas głuchej jesieni” [Time of dumb autumn], a novel by Yuri Davidov. As it turns out from the analysis conducted, Dawydow's work inscribes into the main trend of The Russian literature after 1956, situated between the documentnovel and the biography-novel. What we find in the work are also the features of the so called novel about history and retrospective prose. As it seems, “Czas głuchej jesieni” realises the indicators of different types of a historic novel, which proves its transitional status . it is located between a classic and contemporary version of this genre.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 32-55
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish