Vera V. Korolyova
The Stoletovs Vladimir State University
Stylisation of ‟Hoffmann’s complex” in the stories by Aleksandr Chayanov
Korolyova V.V. Stylisation of ‟Hoffmann’s complex” in the stories by Aleksandr Chayanov. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2020, vol. 26, № 3, pp. 159–164 (In Russ.). DOI https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-159-154
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-159-164
УДК: 821.161.1.09”19/20”
Publish date: 2020-06-18
Annotation: The Hoffmann’s layer of intertext in the neo-romantic stories of Aleksandr Chayanov is manifested systematically in the form of "Hoffmann’s complex", which was formed at the turn of the 19th – 20th centuries and it is a part of "Hoffman text of Russian literature". Aleksandr Chayanov's stories are his own modernist text, which includes not only features of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann's poetics, but also the totality of the subsequent of Hoffmann’s tradition, which was refracted in the works of Russian writers of the late 19th – early 20th century. One of the important aspects of the article is the analysis of individual elements of "Hoffmann complex", which are reflected in Aleksandr Chayanov’s stories (romantic irony and grotesque, psychologism, the problem of violent influence on the personality of another, the problem of mechanisation of life and human, symbol images of the mask, doll, automaton, puppet and double, the symbol image of the mirror). Aleksandr Chayanov's work becomes the final stage in the functioning of "Hoffmann’s complex " in the Fin de siècle and it is characterised by a conscious "play" with Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann’s style, images and plots, which allows us to talk about stylisation as one of the artistic techniques in Aleksandr Chayanov's stories.
Keywords: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Aleksandr Chayanov, "Hoffmann’s complex", "Hoffmann text of Russian literature", duality, images of masks, mirrors, opposition "alive" – "inanimate", puppetry, romantic irony and grotesque.
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Author's info: Vera V. Korolyova, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7608-9772, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Stoletovs Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia.