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The article attempts to analyze the concept of artistic time in the novels of E. Vodolazkin “Laurus” and “The Aviator”. Despite the difference in the issues of the novels, it found the same type of artistic thinking. The key to understanding this phenomenon is the scientific work of E. Vodolazkin “World history in the literature of ancient Rus”. Philological research experience influenced on the artistic practice of the writer, on the structural and semantic features of the texts. The concept of time in the “Laurus” and “The Aviator” has points of contact with the definition of the time in the Middle Ages. The result of the analysis of the works is the identification such features of literary time as the spiral, the historicity and the simultaneity, characterizing worldview of a medieval man and realized in the novels of E. Vodolazkin.

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M V Bochkina

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Bochkina Mariia Vasilyevna, Phd student of the Department of Russian Literature of the XX century and contemporary literary process, Philological faculty, Moscow Lomonosov state university.

Leninskie Gory, 1st Humanities Building, Moscow, Russia


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