Intertexts of fairy tales by Nikolai Verevochkin “Draw Me a Golden Heart”

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The article attempts to consider the story of Nikolai Verevochkin “Draw Me a Golden Heart” as a literary fairy tale in order to reveal the intertextual links of this work with the “Little Prince” of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “Blue Star” of A.I. Kuprin, “The Old Woman Isergil” of M. Gorky. The main attention is paid to the analysis and interpretation of functions of references and allusions, borrowings and other forms of intertext. According to the authors of the article, the fairy tale “Draw Me a Golden Heart” is created in a postmodern manner, the narrator on the principle of mise en abyme creates a diff erent world in which live his characters and the narrator himself, freely moving in space and time. The article also considers the points of contact of N. Verevochkin’s fairy tale with the tales of H.C. Andersen, A.I. Kuprin, M. Gorky in order to determine the common purpose of the works of these writers.

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Bayan U. Dzholdasbekova

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Author for correspondence.

Professor, Department of Russian Philology and World Literature

71 Al-Farabi Ave., Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ruslan U. Shanayev

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


PhD student of the Department of Russian Philology and World Literature

71 Al-Farabi Ave., Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan


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