From science-fiction to realism: on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s writing Cover Image

От научной фантастики к реализму: особенности художественного сознания Дмитрия Глуховского
From science-fiction to realism: on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s writing

Author(s): Ewa Kozak
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Dmitry Glukhovsky; social science-fiction; Russian literature of the 21st century; realism

Summary/Abstract: The article brings an analysis of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s science-fiction writing from the perspective of realistic motifs and the writer’s striving for realism. In his novels and short stories the writer touches upon real problems of the contemporary Russian society: helplessness of an ordinary man in the face of the system, corruption, censorship, falsified election results, iniquity, impunity. Glukhovsky brings up such issues in his Tales about the Motherland and his novels, Metro 2035, thus reaching beyond science-fiction. The same problems become the focus of his attention in his latest, realistic novel Text.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 193-201
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian