Dramaturgy of N. Kurilov in the Yukagir literature system

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The article discusses the plays of the contemporary author N. Kurilov, which raise a number of problems characteristic of Yukagir literature. Poor knowledge of northern literature, the lack of full-fledged research based on materials of modern authors confirm the relevance of this work. The purpose of the article is to analyze the features of N. Kurilov’s plays to determine their place in the Yukagir drama and to identify literary connections with the works of other Yukaghir authors. In his works N. Kurilov continues the traditions of G. Kurilov a children’s writer and playwright as well as G. Dyachkov whose plays highlighted the social and moral problems of the Yukagirs. N. Kurilov considers these problems from a different angle, which is significantly manifested in the spatio-temporal characteristics and in the selection of folklore material. In addition, the author introduces a number of new questions that have not previously been heard in Yukagir drama, a special place in the works is occupied by children and children's education. The playwright thinks about the causes of the disappearance of the people, the gradual loss of language, traditions and religious beliefs. One of the features of the author’s view is the idea that the destruction of an ethnic group occurs among other things through the fault of the Yukagirs themselves who have ceased to preserve their identity. However, the plays express not only bitter regret but also a bright hope for the revival of one of the most ancient Siberian cultures.

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Daria I. Frolkina

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Ph.D. student of the Department of History of Modern Russian Literature and Modern Literary Process of the Philological Faculty

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