Small Genres of Russian and Tatar Literature: Comparative Poetics

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The article is devoted to the study of small genres of Russian and Tatar literature in the aspect of comparative poetics. It is stated that comparative poetics is based on a comparative method which is in its’ turn based on the idea of preservation of national literature originality, involved in a dialogue. The sphere of the uniqueness actualizes the category of genre, that is the problem of genres correlation, their possible correlation in cross-literal space. The factual basis - are the genres of fable and masal in works by I.A. Krylov and G. Tukai. Their history, some aspects of poetics and correlation in multilingual cultures are revealed. It is concluded that, Tukay in his collection of translations of “Pearls” (1909) was the founder of new genre form, which, on the one hand, was close to a Russian fable, on the other hand, took the features of the masal, as well as the Oriental Proverbs, nasihats and other genres associated with the tradition of rhymed prose.

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Alsu Z. Khabibullina

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

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Candidate of Philology, associate Professor of the Department of Russian and foreign literature, Institute of Philology and intercultural communication, Kazan Federal University

Kremlevskaya St., 18, Kazan city, 420008, the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation


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