Philology

MYTHICAL POETICAL BASIS FOR THE STORY BY A.GILYAZOV LEAVES OF COLTSFOOT

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This article is dedicated to the problem of traditional images of the world in the works of Tatar writer Ayaz Gilyazov. We explore the functioning of traditional mythological and author’s symbols in Leaves of Coltsfoot (Ugi ana yafraklari).

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traditional images of the world, Tatar folklore, poetry of myth, symbol

POST-COLONIAL PROBLEMS IN THE ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY

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This paper deals with the problem of adaptation of British culture to the post-colonial situation of the mid-twentieth century (on the example of the novels by G.Green and A.Burgess). The variety of forms of hybrid identity becomes one of the main themes of A.Burgess’ The Malayan Trilogy that occupies the intermediate position between colonial and post-colonial English novel.

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national identity, hybrid identity, post-colonial novel, A.Burgess

PECULIARITIES OF SEMANTIC AND SYNTACTIC FUNCTIONING OF THE LEXEME MOON IN RUSSIAN FOLK OMENS

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This article is devoted to the study of semantic and syntactic peculiarities of the lexeme moon in Russian folk omens. The author analyzes the lexeme and predictions with space, temporal, thermal and colour characteristics.

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lexeme, semantic, lexical combination, folk omens, temporal, space, thermal

EAST AND WEST: SPIRITUAL BONDS AS THE SYNERGETIC TYPE OF THINKING

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The article deals with the postulates of medieval Arabic philosopher Ibn Arabi that express a synergetic type of thinking. The problem of cognition of the world as the synthesis of different views in understanding Being and God is in the focus of the author’s attention. The author of the article points out the importance of the system approach to the mentioned problem in Russian Literary Studies within the bounds of which the main principles of synergy, so called metamethodology, were worked out. The article also speculates on the contribution of symbolists to the formation of the synergetic type of thinking in the 20th century. Some statements of symbolists relating to the spiritual bond of East and West, following from the realization of the potential of a symbolic image, have much in common with the works of philosophers of avant-garde, such as T.Adarno, K.Jaspers, M.Heidegger, etc.

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synergy, synergetic type of thinking, spiritual bond, unity of diversity, synthesis of cultural traditions

SYNTACTICAL PHRASE MODELS WITH MODAL EVALUATIVE COMPONENT

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The article is devoted to the phrase models with modal evaluative component in modern Russian. The analysis of these sentences helped to define them as polysemantic phrase models expressing different causative relations in the system of hypotaxis.

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hypotaxis, causativity, syntactical phraseological models, evaluate, expression

META PLOT IN BORIS PASTERNAK’S CREATIVE WORK WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONCEPT OF BEAUTY

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The article deals with the ways of constructing the plots in the works by Boris Pasternak. He often uses synonymous plots and motives, that form a unified plot – meta plot. Semantically some of these plots refer to one of the "ready plots" in the world literature about a sleeping or kidnapped Beauty. In the book My Sister – Life this motive comes together with the reduced love story. In his lyric poetry of 1940s Pasternak gives other interpretations to this plot. It turns into a folklore fairy tale and other genres which tell about the deeds of the saints (hagiographies, apocryphal works). The idea of the play A Blind Beauty is also considered within the context of this meta plot.

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meta plot, cyclic plot, motive, archetypical motive, isomorphic

QUANTIFICAL CATEGORIZATION OF PAROEMIOLOGICAL AREA (ON THE MATERIAL OF RUSSIAN AND GERMAN)

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The article is devoted to the national peculiarities of reflecting of quantitative evaluation in the paroemiological system of the Russian and German languages. The author analyses discrete and non-discrete sets in the texts of weather sayings and proverbs.

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quantitative evaluation, discrete and non-discrete sets, paroemiological text

L.PETRUSHEVSKAYA’S HAMLET IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FATEFUL ISSUES OF OUR TIME

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The article is devoted to the modern interpretation of the classical version of Hamlet. The problem of "treachery and love" is transformed into the problem of everyday and historical absurd and metaphysical deception in the new approach of L.Petrushevskaya. Comic devices and carnival scoffs are used to show the great variety of historical and social parallels, and do not supersede the character’s personal tragedy.

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Petrushevskaya, Hamlet, false self-determination, absurd, carnival, tragedy

INTERACTION OF RACIAL AND ETHNICAL COMPONENTS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Racial and ethnical diversity is the factor that always had a great influence on formation of national American literature. In the given article we follow the idea suggested by M.V.Tlostanova, and try to analyze some aspects of racial, racial-ethnical and ethnical components in contemporary American literature.

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multiculturalism, African-American literature, Native American literature, Asian-American literature, ethnical literatures

"ENGLISHNESS" AND "BRITISHNESS" IN THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN BY JOHN FOWLES

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The author of this article analyses the difference between the notions "Englishness" and "Britishness" in the novel of John Fowles The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969). Charles Smithson represents "English-ness", and Ernestina Freeman and Mrs. Poultni are explored as the representatives of "Britishness". Charles Smithson is a supporter of "fair play", justice, he has great endurance. Ernestina Freeman is not balanced, not modest and humble. Mrs.Poultni is shown as an embodiment of British forces and authorities.

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"Englishness" and "Britishness", English gentleman, true lady, national identity

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