The olfactory space of Russian literature as a research problem. Part 2. Prose and drama.



This essay deals with the studies of olfactory imagery in literature – a new trend in literary criticism intensively developed from the beginning of the twenty first century. It concerns different ways of representation of odor perception in Russian prose and drama, particularly in the writings of Ivan Turgenev, Dmitrii Grigorovich, Ivan Goncharov, Fedor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Ivan Bunin and Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin. The essay traces the significance of odors and smells in the description of psychological portrait of the characters as well as in the plot.


olfactory space; olfactory imagery; odor perception; I. Turgenev; D. Grigorovich; I. Goncharov; F. Dostoyevsky; A. Chekhov; I. Bunin; A. Sukhovo-Kobylin.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2021.04.01

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