This article analyzes the concept of «historicism in perception», which corresponds to the formation of literary education. The paper argues that the formation of historicism in perception is possible only under the condition of reflection and analysis of the value of its own position, its relationship with the modern age and culture. This involves understanding the cultural and historical distance that separates the modern man from the author of classic works, perception of historical meaning in their dynamics and variability. As a practical application of this thesis is proposed to go from the analysis of works of contemporary literature to the understanding of works of classical literature, close to them on the issue and possibly a general intertextual field.
This article is focused on the evolution of well-known Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin's works (novels, sort stories. cinema scripts) in post-Soviet period. Its main subject is the film "Target" (2011) shot by Alexander Zel'dovich and based on the script by Zel'dovich and Vladimir Sorokin.