ABSURDIST DESTRUCTION OF THE SOVIET DISCOURSE IN V. G. SOROKIN’S EARLY PROSE
Merkushov Stanislav Fedorovich Tver State University
Abstract. By the example of the stories from the collection "The First Community Workday" (1984), the paper analyses V. G. Sorokin’s perception of the Soviet absurd in all its manifestations. Total destruction of the Soviet discourse occurs due to the wide usage of artistic devices typical of absurdist literature. The article shows that such interpretation of the Soviet theme causes the catharsis effect in a reader’s consciousness and requires the explication of meta-text focused on finding and assertion of ontological and axiological meanings.
Key words and phrases: Â. Ã. Ñîðîêèí, "Ïåðâûé ñóááîòíèê", àáñóðä, äåêîíñòðóêöèÿ, äèñêóðñ, V. G. Sorokin, "The First Community Workday", absurd, deconstruction, discourse.
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