IMAGES OF THE KIZHI TEMPLES IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY (ON THE OCCASION OF TERCENTENARY OF THE CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION)Journal: Problemy Istoriceskoj Poetiki (Vol.12, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2014-11-28
Authors : Natalya Leonidovna Shilova;
Page : 572-586
Keywords : island; Kizhi; Christian motifs; representation; plot;
An image of the temple (the church) often appears in the Kizhi plots of Russian Literature. The artilce describes its artistic implementation, semantics and its main literary characteristics. The study is based on the texts of N. Klyuyev, K. Paustovsky, A. Voznesensky, R. Rozhdestvensky, V. Pul'kin, I. Strelkova and others. On the one hand, the image of the temple finds its justification in the peculiarities of real Kizhi landscape where the silhouette of the temple ensemble appears as a visual center of perception. On the other hand, the image of the temple often acts as a semantic center of the literary texts. As the analysis shows, the image of the temple displays notable semiotic activity and has a significant impact on plot-constructing and themes. Surprisingly, it also infuses Christian themes, quotes and allusions into the secular texts of the Soviet period.
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