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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2014. № 5. Part 2. P. 144-151.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Omel'nitskaya Evgeniya Yur'evna
Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushinsky

Abstract. The article is dedicated to the problem of demythologization of the reality in "Old Years in Poshekhonye" by M. Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin. The author believes that the grotesque motives and images play a key role in the creation of the traditional for the writer’s creative activity "distorted" world. Using grotesque as a method for demythologization of the reality M. Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin shows the gradual decay of the basic moral and ethical values of the mankind.
Key words and phrases: М. Е. Салтыков-Щедрин, "Пошехонские рассказы", гротеск, гротескные мотивы и образы, демифологизация реальности, литературный прием, M. Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin, "Old Years in Poshekhonye", grotesque, grotesque motives and images, demythologization of the rea.
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