«WHY SHE WAS NAKED», OR THE GENRE STRATEGIES OF ERSATZ-LITERATURE
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Abstract: In the review of the new book of the journalist and the critic P. V. Basinsky devoted to Elizabeth Dyakonova's (1874–1902) diary post-modernist textual strategy of those who creates «literature on literature», and those who publishes it are described. Basinsky, the professional writer and the reader in one person, shares with the «ordinary» reader the subjective and not demanding proofs reflections about work really outstanding. To draw attention of the buyer, i. e. potential reader, the verified genres and subjects are used: (pseudo) detective, (pseudo) erotica, (pseudo) biography. As a result of word creation there is "not fictional novel" with cultural background information from public sources. The reader is given once again instead of the difficult original the comprehensible copy — an ersatz literature, and from the outstanding composition and tragic female destiny create sensation. «The understanding — will understand!».
Key words: DIARIES; REVIEWS; LITERARY GENRES; FEMALE EMANCIPATION; PHILOSOPHY OF INDIVIDUAL EXISTENCE; LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES; RUSSIAN LITERATURE; RUSSIAN WRITERS; LITERARY CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Petrov, A. V. «Why She Was Naked», or the Genre Strategies of Ersatz-Literature / A. V. Petrov, N. V. Yarina . In Philological Class. 2018. №4 (54). P. 157-160. DOI 10.26710/fk18-04-24 .