Obraz Sankt-Peterburga v tvorčestve A. Astvacaturova

Title in English The Picture of Saint-Petersburg in ?. Astvatsaturov’s Works


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Slovanský literární svět: kontexty a konfrontace IV
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Saint-Petersburg; Leningrad; A. Astvatsaturov; People in the Nude; Skunskamera; Autumn in Pockets; urban literature; city text
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Description This report focuses on the works of the modern writer Andrei Astvatsaturov, namely, on the image of Saint Petersburg in his novels. Despite of the fact that Petersburg in literature is well studied topic, there are only few critical works on modern authors’ Petersburg and Astvatsaturov is not an exception. We often see the city with the atmosphere of fear and mystery through the frightened child’s eyes. The most suitable season for Astvatsaturov’s Petersburg is autumn; the insane gaiety is not typical for the city, it is more gloomy than joyful. Its frown can be seen in the feeling of fear, moisture and enclosed spaces. In the whole, Astvatsaturov’s works supplement our vision of Petersburg and Leningrad and make this city even more mysterious.
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