«FROL SILIN, BENEFICENT MAN» BY N.M. KARAMZIN: THE PROBLEM OF GENRE IDENTITY
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Abstract: This paper is an attempt to understand the problem of genre identity of one of the earliest works of N. M. Karamzin — «Frol Silin, Beneficent Man». Relying on researchers’ opinions, the author concludes the discussion of this issue, and seeks to define the genre of «Frol Silin». The focus is the eulogy as one of the genres of oratorical prose. To identify its features is one of the goals of the article. As the main aspects of studying eulogy the peculiarities of its poetics were selected. In «Frol Silin» a simple man is praised and his actions are portrayed. It is an object of chanting that differ the Karamzin’s work from the traditional classic panegyric. As the author of the article suggests, the choice of a character is caused by the tradition of sentimentalism. It is obvious that the shape of panegyric was convenient for the approval of a new ideal of the natural man. In his analysis the author argues that «Frol Silin, Beneficent Man» is a sentimental eulogy.
Key words: RUSSIAN LITERATURE, LITERARY GENRES, GENRE ORIGINALITY, EULOGY, ORATORICAL PROSE
Kudrevatykh, A. N. «Frol Silin, Beneficent Man» by N.M. Karamzin: The Problem of Genre Identity / A. N. Kudrevatykh. In Philological Class. 2016. №4 (46). P. 80-84. DOI 10.26710/fk16-04-12 .