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Book chapter

Удел переписчика: Виктор Шкловский, советский писатель

С. 175-190.

The paper examines how a writer turns to rewriter who repairs his/her and other works according to changes political conditions. In patrticular, the Soviet writer is a special kind of employee, a machine of an endless improvement - not of style or creative manner but of the ability to guess all whims of authorities and to repent of the mistakes (first of all, potential, imaginary mistakes). The material of Viktor Shklovsky's production may brightly demonstrate how does repair of a text replace an innovative mechanism of its  creation in absentia.