Book review: Osokin M.Yu. Intertextus & excursus: essays and notes on the nineteenth- to twenty-first-century literature

Golovin I.A.


The author of the book under review discusses some problems of intertextuality in both classic and modern texts. ‘Riding backwards’ in Yershov’s fairy-tale poem The little humpbacked horse is considered as a variant of motif ‘inversion’, or ‘overturning’, in Slavic Folklore steadily related to supernatural beings. The author also figures out the sources of works by N. Gogol, Daniil Kharms, Mikhail Bulgakov, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and other writers. A number of his articles deal specially with poorly studied areas in the literary history. One of them is connected with the name of Mikhail Zotov, the dime novels Russian writer of the early twentieth century. The other – with the name of the Thai female writer Sridaoruang. One more – with the book The Eyes: Emetic Fables from the Andalusian de Sade by Simon Whitechapel published under the pseudonym Jesus Ignacio Aldapuerta. The collection of articles ends with essays on the works by some modern Russian writers – Kirill Vorobyov (Bayan Shiryanov), Dmitry Volchek, Vladimir Belobrov and Oleg Popov.


intertextuality; Pavel Yershov; Nikolai Gogol; Mi khail Bulgakov; Sridaoruang; Simon Whitechapel; Bayan Shiryanov; Dmitry Volchek; Vladimir Belobrov and Oleg Popov.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2022.02.03

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