Russian formalists and Russian literature

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Russian literature of the present day has lost its statehood and no longer pretends to build its own laws of development in the historical movement. The “dictatorship of art” predicted by the formalists, intended for the total textuality of Russian culture, turned out to be a predominantly optimistic slogan that has lost its stimulating function in the context of living literary reality. The research is devoted to the problem of interaction of Russian literature and formalism. Russian literature in the works of Russian formalists was considered as an autonomously existing system structure that simulates a “different” reality, independent of social and political conditions. The movement of literature in a functional perspective determined the activities and tasks of the so-called “formal school” mainly represented by Viktor Shklovsky, Boris Eikhenbaum and Yury Tynyanov.

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Yekaterina P. Berezhnaya

State Public Scientific-Technological Library, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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PhD in Philology, chief librarian

15 Voskhod St, Novosibirsk, 630102, Russian Federation


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