Estate World and Museum Myth in S. D. Dovlatov’s Story "Pushkin Hills"
Akimova Mariya Sergeevna A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Abstract. The article for the first time considers S. D. Dovlatov’s story "Pushkin Hills" in the context of "estate topos". The paper aims to examine the author’s interpretation of a museum-preserve image. Relying on the materials describing museum activity in the 1970s, the researcher reveals causes and specificity of Dovlatov’s myth-making, shows complicated optics of mythologization (personal, museum, estate) and highlights peculiarities of everyday life of a museum-preserve, which is simultaneously an object of artistic research and a product of artistic imagination. By the material of the story, diversified approaches to museum-estate space arrangement are analysed.