Literary Methodology of Andrei Bitov in the Novels about Armenia and Georgia

ALEXANDER KOVALENKO, ELRASHID ALI MOHAMMED ADAM

Abstract


This article explores the contributions of one of the greatest Russian writers in the contemporary literature Andrei Bitov, who has written several novels and short stories that reflect his journey to Armenia, Georgia and Middle Asia. Andrei Bitov was one of the first Russian writers in the Soviet Union after V. Bryusov and O. Mandelstam, who devoted to an entire literary work “Lessons of Armenia” to Armenia in 1969 then “Georgian album”. However, his political opposition to the Soviet Totalitarianism led to the prohibition of publishing some of his works. At the end of the article, an attempt will be made to look in depth at the literary methodology of A. Bitov in his novels’ journey about Armenia and Georgia in particular and the concept of the outstanding literary criticism of M.M. Bakhtin’s "Transgridence” and the well-known concept of V. Shklovsky’s “Defamiliarization” in A. Bitov literary methodology. The semantic complexity of travel in A. Bitov’s work has an ontological and cognitive meaning.

Keywords


Andrei Bitov, Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian Prose, Literary Methodology, Travel Genre, Georgia, ArmeniaText


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/icpcs2020/33835

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