Real and fantastic in chronotop of the novel by A.N. Tolstoy “Duke Cagliostro” Cover Image

Реальное и фантастическое в хронотопе повести А.Н. Толстого «Граф Калиостро»
Real and fantastic in chronotop of the novel by A.N. Tolstoy “Duke Cagliostro”

Author(s): Nataliia Poliakova Fedorovna
Subject(s): Novel, Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Instytut Polsko-Rosyjski
Keywords: A.N. Tolstoy; literature of Russian foreigner; fantastic chronotop; uscevia; motive of magic picture;

Summary/Abstract: The period of emigration of A.N. Tolstoy gives the large interest to the reunion of historical and fantastic plans in his works, which is reflected in the novel “Duke Caliostro”. Purpose of the research is concerning in the consideration of peculiarities of chronotop of this work. Its origin is considered by the use of fantastic reception uscevia, which is made by an author. It is realized in “Duke Caliostro” by the fact that in real chronotop of “unusual man” “unusual thing” is placed – resurrection of main hero`s love from dead. The main method of an action in work is an estate and way of life`s topos, in which events of present and past is live. Through the interaction of chronotop of past and inner space of main hero “motive of magic picture”, the result of this is seeing of magic rites is “materialization” from portrait of woman from world of dead. Also the fantastic way in the novel is the condition of noctambulant of person and dreaminess of main heroes, which is characterized their special inner world. Natural and sound space in “Duke Caliostro”, which has its specification for estate and way of life`s topos, has its mysterious features gradually. Images of birds, which show inner world`s characters, play a special role.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 219-231
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Russian