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Жизнерадостният смях на Аркадий Аверченко
The cheerful laughter of Arkady Averchenko

Author(s): Dmitry Nikolaev
Contributor(s): Radoslava Ilcheva (Translator)
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Averchenko; Russian literature; humor; „joie de vivre“; comic characters

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the presentation of the pleasant aspects of life in the works of the Russian writer Arkady Averchenko (1880-1925). Averchenko himself enjoyed life and his life position determined the author's. Previously in Russian literature indulging in pleasures of life comic heroes most often were negative types. Averchenko created another type, who can have fun from life and can become a positive example for the reader. These, for example, are the heroes of his stories, „Podhodcev and two others.“ The writer's attitude to the Joie de vivre was one of the main characteristic features of his humorous works which attracted readers. At the same time, Averchenko categorically does not accept those who prevent others from enjoying life. Averchenko shows that the rejection of the normal joys of life is a direct road to death. This was manifested in his satirical works written after the revolution.

  • Issue Year: 64/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 17-41
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bulgarian