Hikaya as a Literary Genre (Based on A. Eniki’s Literary Works of the 1940s–1960s) Cover Image

Хикая как литературный жанр (на материале произведений А. Еники 1940–1960-х годов)
Hikaya as a Literary Genre (Based on A. Eniki’s Literary Works of the 1940s–1960s)

Author(s): Venera Rudalevna Amineva
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: A. Eniki; Tatar literature of 20th century; genre; hikaya; story; tale; short story; lyrics; epos; drama; narration; description;

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses the peculiarities of functioning of hikaya as an art form in A. Eniki’s prose during the 1940s–1960s. The relevance of the research is determined by the uncertainty of the concepts used for designation of works of average and small forms of epics in the Tatar literature of the 20th century. The analysis has been performed in order to identify the genre characteristics of hikaya as the non-canonical genre of Tatar Literature, which is not identical to the non-canonical small epic genres (e.g., stories) in Russian and European literature. Furthermore, it has been established that hikaya is not identical to novella on the one hand and narrative on the other hand. Systemic structural analysis, syn-chronic and diachronic approaches to investigation of the material have been used to achieve the above-stated goal.