Отражение событий Холодной войны в романе Э. Л. Доктороу «Книга Даниила»
The article concerns the novel by E. L. Doctorow “The Book of Daniel” which transforms a well-known in the USA case of conviction and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenbergs, accused of conspiracy in the 1950-s. It represents a peculiar interpretation of history. The book doesn’t mention these people, but family of Isaacsons – American communists Rochelle and Paul, their children Daniel and Susan are a clear allusion to Rosenbergs. Thus document as a basis of the book functions differently from what we can see in traditional works where fiction is combined with non-fiction. Doctorow reproduces important events of the Cold War comprehended by the fictional main character and narrator Daniel. He creates his own myth of the family depicted, their principles, social and political background of the event. This is achieved by special type of narrative technique provided with the image of the main character. As a result we can see so called pastiche, a game of a story-teller, a character, an author, a character and narrator of another book and a reader. It is a significant fact that these are constituents typical for postmodern prose. Moreover by means of combining documentary and fictional characters Doctorow interprets his vision of history and presents his attitude to social role of art and writing
F. Werfel about G. Verdi (based on the composition «Verdi. Novel of the opera») (by Zusman V. G., Zusman N. D.). In this paper the cultural opposition «Verdi - Wagner» is discussed. The opposition is described by the Austrian writer Franz Werfel in his «Verdi. Novel of the opera». Werfel compares the artistic world and the personality of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with the German composer Richard Wagner. The author comes to conclusion, that the principle of melody, the power of an individual human voice expressed in the music of Verdi are much more important than the combined force of the instruments in the orchestra of Wagner.
The article shows the importance of philosophy Ricker for theoretical sociology. Perspectives of sociology associated with a combination of theories and theories of action events. Action theory developed in sociology and theory of events is not. Ricoeur philosophy - one of the possible intellectual resources in order to change this situation.
The problem of search pertinence increasing with a low timecomplexity is one of the major research issues in Computer Science. Semantic search as an alternative solution to this problem has a high time complexity. This paper describes the use of agent-based approach to reduce the time complexity of constructing semantic indexes used for searching.
The educational textbook in an accessible form is given to the representation of such complex issues as the nature of myth and features of mythological mentality. The myth is considered in comparison with some of the genres of folklore (fairy tale, legend) and in connection with the pagan ritual. In the Appendix to the book includes works of the classics of Russian folklore and Ethnography (F.I. Buslaev, A. N. Afanasiev, A. N. Veselovskii, A. A. Potebnia, D. K. Zelenin, V. Ya. Propp, V. N. Toporov, etc.). The book is intended for high school students, who are interested in the problems of Philology, And may be used by them in their own creative work. The book will be interesting for teachers of literature.
In his article Vladimir Kantor explores the destiny of Russia intelligentsia within the context of cultural crisis that took place at the turn of XIX and XX centuries, analyzing the Vekhovs, a group of leading intellectuals who ran a collection of essays, titled "Vekhi", studying their relationship towards that Russian cultural phenomenon. To author, the intelligentsia is considered as a critical factor in the development of Russian history. Within a context of the struggle around the "Vekhi", by referring to famous philosophical and literature books, published in 1909, the author focuses on relationships between intelligentsia and ordinary people, their attractive and repulsive interaction, which represents the key theme of the Russian destiny. Any historical movement occurs through tragedy; heroes who move the history have to sacrifice themselves to provide that movement. Confirmation to that idea would be rejection and exclusion of the Russian intelligentsia from the country's mentality throughout a number of generations which ultimately led to its tragic being.