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Book chapter

Функция парафразиса романа Ф.Достоевского "Бесы" в повести Г.Сапгира "Армагеддон"

С. 147-164.

This article analyses the later G. Sapgir’s work – his novel “Armageddon”. Apocalyptic problematic of work is polemically sharpened against the eschatology "historical avant-garde" of the first third of the 20th century and the eschatological expectations "nuclear war" of the late Soviet time. It rather takes the form of reflection on "finalistic" culture concept, which is inherent in the postmodern era with its critique of the concepts of "authorship", “aesthetic novelty" and "authenticity". Author equally skeptical to the idea of sacralised play of "classical canon" (which was parodied in the plot arrangements in verse one of the characters of Dostoyevsky's novel "Demons") and to the idea of semantic emasculation of pretext in postmodern game means. The era of "the end, maybe, 80th" is interpreted as a crisis, and as a landmark, covering the whole epoch rather than opening entirely new opportunities and ways of artistic innovation. However, one of the possible new forms becomes the novel by the poet, paradoxically based on skepticism towards available artistic forms of modernity