The narrative structure in the N. Abgaryan trilogy “Manyunya”

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The narrative structure of a modern autobiographical novel is being studied in the article based on the N. Abgaryan trilogy “Manyunya”. It is noted that in general the above autobiographical genre retains constant features. The latter include the techniques of creation of the chronotype, creation the embodiment of the image of the character, the prototype of whom is the author of the novel. But the transformation of genre is quite evident in the structure of the narration changes, which includes the implicit dialogue with reader. It is shown that the novel is characterized by the narrative experiments: the narrator maybe both inside and outside the world of character. The specifi c nature of narration is also characterized by the ironic modus in the novel trilogy. It is proved that the irony of the author does not aim at mocking the described events. It refers to a language game that engages readers into this game with the meanings contexts set by the author. The mentioned style of narrative plays an important role in readership and makes the autobiographical narrative innovation.

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Lyubov G. Kikhney

Institute of International Law and Economy of A.S. Griboedov

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of Department of Journalism History and Literature

21 Shosse Entuziastov, Moscow, 111024, Russian Federation

Olga I. Osipova

Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University


Doctor of Philological Sciences, Head of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language

52B Lugovaya St., Vladivostok, 690087, Russian Federation


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