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Музейный экфрасис в русской прозе ХХ века
Museum ekfrasis in the Russian prose of the twentieth century

Author(s): Marina V. Biryukova
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, Poetry, Metaphysics, Recent History (1900 till today), Russian Literature, Hermeneutics
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: museum ekphrasis; 20th-century Russian prose; museum; text;

Summary/Abstract: This paper offers an analysis of museum ekphrasis as a subgenre of ekphrasis, understood in literary studies as a description and interpretation of works of art in poetry and prose. Previously, the concept of museum ekphrasis has not been considered by researchers as the definition of an independent genre, while description of museum exposition and museum exhibits not only had been significantly represented in literature but often had the quality of hypertext. The author analyzes museum ekphrasis in the texts of A. Bitov, Y. Dombrowski, S. Dovlatov, A. Ivanov, K. Vaginov, and contemporary authors, where museum discourse is not limited to the description of real and imaginary museums but the museum represents the metaphysical projection of reality, or hypertext, symbolically associated with the cultural paradigm of the era.

  • Issue Year: 62/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 143-159
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Russian