The art of ceramics in the works of E.Ya. Danko: “Vase of Chinese Khan”, “Ceramic Cup” and “Chinese Secret”

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This article is the first try to research the connection between the art of ceramics and word in the work of children's writer and artist E.Ya. Danko. The relevance of the study is due to the need to expand the idea of the image of China in Soviet children's literature of the 1920s. Compared to the history of Russian poetry, the poems “Ceramic Cup”, “Chinese Secret” and the novel “Vase of Chinese Khan” are considered diachronically, and synchronously - in the context of the indestructible myth of Ancient China and the Chinese proletarian revolution. Special attention is paid to the genesis of the ideal image of China in the work of E.Ya. Danko, which traces back to the ideas of F.M.A. Voltaire, M.V. Lomonosov and Russian poets of the XIX - early XX centuries. Works by E.Ya. Danko meets the idea of A.M. Gorky - to create literature on factories, crafts, and technology. In her works about China, upholding the classical understanding of Chinese culture and admiring the talent and hard work of the Chinese people, E.Ya. Danko found a way out of the chaos of the 1920s.

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Irina N. Arzamastseva

Moscow State Pedagogical University

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Department of Russian Literature of 20-21 Centuries

1, Malaya Pirogovskaya St, bldg. 1, Moscow, 119435, Russian Federation

Yang Liping

Moscow State Pedagogical University


postgraduate student of Department of Russian Literature of 20-21 Centuries

1, Malaya Pirogovskaya St, bldg. 1, Moscow, 119435, Russian Federation


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