The transformation of the image of the house in the diaries of Irina Knorring

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In this article, based on the material of the diaries of the first wave reader Irina Knorring (1906- 1943), which are little-known to the modern reader, a detailed contextual analysis is carried out aimed at identifying various modifications of one of the key images of the story - the image of the house. In the course of the analysis, the semantic expansion of the image becomes obvious: from the ancestral estate to the big city, from it to Russia, as a huge country-home, in space, planetary meaning. The author’s rethinking of the archetypal concept of “home” occurs gradually under the influence of changing socio-political, historical and cultural circumstances in Russia and the world as a whole in the first half of the 20th century. As a result, it becomes clear the particular poet to the diary genre forms, not only in prose, but also in poetry, which, according to contemporaries I. Knorring, “the diary of her female soul”.

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Natalia N. Koznova

Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design

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Doctor of Philology, Professor of Department of Journalism and Media Technologies of Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design

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