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Странность как ценность: Виктор Шкловский и Том Вулф

Харитонов Д. В.

This article is an attempt to make a comparison between two models of social and creative behaviour based on the same principle of "estrangement". V. Shklovskii and T. Wolfe are presented as two "avant-garde spokespersons" representing the Russian Formalism and the American New Journalism (the article opens with the explanation of why it is possible to regard those as similar, though unconnected, forms of cultural production — Formalism included the so-called "Literature of Fact" a parallel to which can be found in the New Journalism). Both authors created notorious styles of writing and "posing" — annd both used scandal as a means. we are trying to analyze two scandalous "gestures" — Shklovskii's performance at a public discussion (Formalists vs. Marxists, 1927) and Wolfe's provocative article aimed against the "New Yorker" (1965). We are also trying to show how they sustained their styles through "aesthetics of the routine".