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Журналист как романист – о расследовании по делу Ли Харви Освальда

Чернецова Е. В., Каштанова И.

The article concerns speculation by N. Mailer on Lee Harvey Oswald case and an American President John Kennedy assassination. The book “Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery” is considered as a journalist investigation carried out by the author in order to create his own myth about his character. Studying compositional structure of Mailer’s book, the authors of the article reveal some links of the main compositional peculiarities of the book with the system of its motifs and plot. The article explores special features of the novel’s construction. The authors pay special attention to the writer’s method of writing. It consists in the synthesis of fiction and non-fiction in the analyzed work of literature that defines main features of narration in the text of the book. Thereby while analyzing the novel’s structure the authors of the article reveal the idea of writing work of literature by means of journalist investigation.