Bashkirskogo universiteta

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Archive | Volume 20, 2015, No. 3.


Vestnik Bashkirskogo Universiteta. 2015. Vol. 20. No. 3. Pp. 1046-1050.
Bezrukavaya M. V.
Kuban Socio Economic Institute
3 Kamvolnaya St., 350018 Krasnodar, Russia.


In this article, E. Limonov’s novels are analyzed as a system of plot strategies. The most important E. Limonov’s works published over the last three years, “In the Syry”, “Grandfather” and “Illuminations”, were selected for the analysis. The key plot of E. Limonov’s novels is studied, arguments and ideas proved by quotations from the novels are analyzed. It is shown how everyday life and love story are crossing. Political plot is not the center of the novels. Religious-philosophical story is a central plot in “Illuminations”. If the novels “In the Syry” or “Grandfather” show social autobiographism first of all, “Illuminations” is the phenomenon of author's thought. In addition, thoughts of critics according to these works are reflected in the article. Main subject of E. Limonov’s novels is that the person by all means will face to life, the ordinary, own body which is subject to laws of aging, treachery, deception of imaginary colleagues on political struggle, treason of the second half and boredom. For E. Limonov all high feelings are sarcastic illusion. Also in the article is given the summary of three novels, in details novelistic life of the main characters of the novel is considered and that against what they fight. The article also reflects the critics’ thoughts according to novels. The common thread in the article shows the author's “I”, it is a main characteristic of his works.


  • • common plot
  • • love plot
  • • motive
  • • autobiography discourse
  • • genre nature
  • • Limonov’s work
  • • concept
  • • author’s idea


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