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Abstract: The myth-poetical aspect of tale Return by A. Platonov is discussed in the article; the element of fire is analyzed as the main myth; it is shown that all protagonists of story are in relationship with the element of fire, this is reflected in modeling of chronological properties of their character, portrait and occupation.
Key words: PLATONOV'S MYTH-POETICAL THINKING, FIRE OF WAR, FURNACE HEAT, HEAT OF HEART, SPECIFICALLY-HISTORICAL AND METAPHYSICAL MEANING OF "RETURN"

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Khryascheva, N. P. "And my heart has become dark" (a story by A. Platonov "the Return": the poetics of fire) / N. P. Khryascheva // Philological Class. – 2007. – №1 (17). – P. 73-77.