Oleg S. Gorelov
Ivanovo State University
The specifics of metaphysical defamiliarisation in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s prose
Gorelov O.S. The specifics of metaphysical defamiliarisation in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s prose. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2020, vol. 26, № 2, pp. 191-197 (In Russ.). DOI 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-2-191-197
DOI: 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-2-191-197
УДК: 821.161.1.09”20”
Publish date: 2020-02-09
Annotation: The article analyses the creative work of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky with the help of a surrealist code. Associations with magic realism, with imaginism and partly with the literary nonsense naturally arise when considering the elements of the fantastic, the miraculous, the imaginary, the oneiric in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s aesthetic and artistic system. The surrealistic is present in the work of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky implicitly. At the external levels of the structure, the most obvious signs of surrealist writing (nonlinear architectonics of the subject and the world, the representation of the desire of the unconscious, automatism, chains of "stupéfiant images") either have a circumstantial nature or are not detected at all. However, as shown in the article, those significant elements that appear and are almost obsessively repeated in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s writing (minimal metaphysic defamiliarisation, framing, contemplation of the invisible, metonymic parallax) can be called minimal surreal gestures. The article analyses the main features and specifics of the implementation of the metaphysic defamiliarisation, one of such gestures. This defamiliarisation is realised through complex work with space and time. The metaphysical is not beyond, but appears in this world, imperceptibly changing the perception of real objects, the atmosphere itself, drawing the subject into a strange mise-en-scène of nothingness, which does not violate the general specificity and immanence of the landscape.
Keywords: defamiliarisation, surrealist code, chronotope, magic realism, immanence, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Giorgio de Chirico.
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Author's info: Oleg S. Gorelov, ORCID 0000-0001-5718-6588, Candidate of Philological Science, Associate Professor, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia. E-mail: og-rus@inbox.ru