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Odraz kategorie prostoru a času jako základ formování autorského světa v díle V. Pelevina Svatá kniha vlkodlaka

Title in English The Depiction of the Categories of Space and Time as the Basis of Forming the Authorś World in the novel Svyashchennaya kniga oborotnja by V. Pelevin


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Opera Slavica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords V. Pelevin; Sacred Book of the Werewolf; rime; space; chronotope; lexeme; postomodernism
Description The article discusses the use of the time concept in Pelevin's work The Sacred Book of the Werewolf. The category of time is one of the leading categories of this work. The authors try to characterise the function of time and space in the novel and study the lexemes expressing the categories of time making also a quantitative analyse of them. The writer plays with events, with space and time and puts them into a complicated interaction. The depiction of time and space in the novel does not reflect any real time and space-Pelevin in his narration uses passages of time and changes the space (builds partial chronotopes) violating the temporal and spatial continuity of narration which, on the other hand, helps him to suggest a continuality of human being. Frequent references to the events and heroes of other works by Pelevin show that the writer reproduces again the thoughts that were expressed in his other works earlier. The specific features of the depicted chronotope prove that Pelevin creates a postmodern text transcending it at the same time.

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