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«Если роман; вытащить на солнце, от него ничего не останется»: прагматика второй редакции «Гарпагонианы» Конст. Вагинова

Новое литературное обозрение. 2018. Т. 6. № 154. С. 15-26.

The article examines the genesis of Konst. Vaginov’s last novel, "Harpagoniana” (1933— 1934). Fragments of the text making up his preparatory materials acquire the status of a meta-statement of the author about his own work. The demand to add everyday social details is understood by Vaginov not so much as simply going with the times, but as an actual artistic task. He creates not narrative but speech situations for his heroes — minimal conditions for
the translation of someone else’s “live” speech — channeling quotes from his notebook "Seeds" through their mouths.