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Some Features of the Poetics of Kharms’s Prose: The Story ‘Upadanie’ (‘The Falling’)

  • Aleksandr Kobrinsky
Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Abstract

The story ‘The Falling’ [Upadanie] was finished by Kharms on 7 September 1940,1 and relates therefore to the final period of its author’s creativity (1940–1). It is well known that this period saw Kharms’s definitive transition from verse to a prose which retained the best of the features elaborated in the 1930s. In this respect, the story ‘The Falling’ is a particularly important one and for this reason it has been chosen for analysis here.

Keywords

Nominative Unit Negative Colouring Spatial Unity Fish Counter Inanimate World 
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Notes

  1. 4.
    M. Bakhtin, Problemy poetiki Dostoevskogo, Moscow, 1969, pp. 196–8.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    M. Bakhtin, ‘Formy vremeni i khronotopa v romane’, in his Literaturno-kriticheskie stat’i, Moscow, 1986, p. 242.Google Scholar

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© Neil Cornwell 1991

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  • Aleksandr Kobrinsky

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