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Rol´ vremeni v povesti A. Remizova "Časy"

Title in English The Role of Time in A. Remizov´s story The Clock


Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The article examines the role of time in the story The Clock by A. Remizov. It is supposed that the hero of the story Kuzma Klochkow differs from the other characters in that way, that he wants to take the responsibility for his life in his own hands. Being deprived by the fate (his nose is crooked), he tries to live, i.e. to overcome actively such a handicap. While identifying time and fate, seeing all his relatives and friends to head up to death passively, their family shop with clocks to be on the verge of bankruptcy, his activity concentrates on the clock on the church tower he is responsible for. He believes to overcome fate/death by taking control over “time”. He succeeds in shifting the clock one hour forward. In that way he accomplishes (at least in his disordered mind) his task – he eliminates death for himself and finds his own world to live in. Concentrating on the theme of active attitude to man´s life Remizov is close to the same theme in Russian literature at the very beginning of the 20th century.
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