IMAGES OF LIGHT AND SILENCE IN OLEG VOLKOV’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL EPIC “PLUNGE INTO DARKNESS”

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Тhe article looks upon the expressive means characteristic of O.V. Volkov’s autobiographical narrative “Plunge into Darkness”. The writer’s most important oeuvre has never been studied as a literary and artistic artifact. The vast archival material of the Stalin work camp era is not simply reproduced but is condensed in a gallery of portraits, landscapes - visual and audio images. In his “literary painting” Oleg Volkov utilizes light and silence as his main means of transcendental expansion of writer’s immanent style. The order in which light and day alternate or link define the superstructural metaphysic architectonics of Oleg Volkov’s book.


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Marina Borisovna Abdokova

Moscow University for Industry and Finance “Synergy” Karachay-Cherkess branch

Author for correspondence.
Email: abdokovgeorg@mail.ru
83, Lenin Av., Cherkessk, 369001, Russian Federation

doctor of philological sciences, professor of Department of Philology Moscow University for Industry and Finance “Synergy” (Karachay-Cherkess branch).

References

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