В поисках жанра и компромисса: травелоги В. П. Аксенова второй половины 1970-х годов
Enforced balance between the stances of an official Soviet writer and an inner emigrant generates
a special poetics of compromise (ambiguity) common to many V. P. Aksyonov’s works of the Era
of Stagnation. The focus of this article is the question how this poetics was implemented in the inherently
ambivalent genre of travelogue, based on two case studies, his American essays Around the
Clock Non-Stop (1976) and his novel In Search of a Genre (1978).