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Gorskaja A.


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UDC 821.161.1
Gorskaja A.
A symbolic image of bread and collision of readers and writers in Andrey Platonov’s satirical works of the 1920-s.
Abstract. Platonov’s symbolic image of bread is linked with the ideas of spiritual nourishment, continuation of life, creative realization. Quite often, although, the symbol receives an opposite meaning of non-assuagement, non-creation.

For the first the specified feature has appeared in Platonov’s satirical works written in the years of 1925 – 1927: “Antisexus”, “The Factory of literature”, “The Moscow society of consumers of literature (MSCL). The report of a chronicler”. In the “trilogy” occurs polemic rethinking of Mayakovsky’s bread metaphors as an expression of the lifebuilding idea of the leftist literature.

At the same time, with a readers figure gradual inclusion in the narrative, a whole wide range of meanings of Platonov’s symbol of bread is building up. The manifestation of symbol’s multidimensionality is closely connected to the author’s contraposition Mayakovsky – Esenin. 

Key words: а symbol of bread, Andrey Platonov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, the leftist art, Sergey Esenin, a simple reader.

Gorskaya Anna Olegovna,
a post-graduate student,
A.M.Gorky Institute of World Literature (Moscow),
e-mail: gorskaja@gmail.com


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