At the crossroads of cultures of the West and the East. Book review: Matenova Y.U. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt: intertext and metatext


DS in Philology, Professor, Leading Researcher of the Department of Literary Studies, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences


In her monograph Yu.U. Matenova notes the importance of dialogue of cultures, explores the work of a little-studied modern French writer E.-E. Schmitt in the context of various literary and cultural phenomena of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including not only French and French-speaking literature, but more broadly – English, American, German, Russian, Belarusian, Uzbek literary texts, where “otherness” is interpreted, the “other” is depicted.


E.-E. Schmitt; dialogue; the problem of “otherness”; dervishness; orientalism; intertextuality; metatext.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2023.02.02

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