THE NOTES FROM UNPUBLISHED A. PLATONOV’S NOTEBOOK: HISTORICAL-LITERARY COMMENTARY AND TEXTOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
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Abstract: The analysis of private archival documents about the renowned writers’ life and creative work is very acute nowadays. The article analyses previously unpublished A. Platonov’s notebook during the period of his journalist’s career in the paper “Krasnaya Zvezda”. The article’s novelty is determined by the analysis of the valuable archival documents allowing to provide some new facts to the renowned writers’ creative work, including the novelty of historical and biographical facts. The paper shows the results of historical and literary comments and textological reconstruction united by the integrated research aim. The author clarifies the period when these notes appeared, specifying their place among Platonov’s “notes” during Great Patriotic War. The events and realia mentioned in his notes are synchronized with the historical context and writer’s “personal” time. In the course of historical-literary commentary and textological reconstruction. We find out individual writing strategies exploited by A. Platonov who created unique war description. The article traces the relatedness Platonov’s notes to the newspapers published in 1939–1944; the latter spread different versions about Polish military units deployed in the USSR and their part in combat action during the war. The author comments upon the notes on moral a psychological state of “yesterday enemies” who survived the Soviet military imprisonment and later became “battle camrades”. The author finds out the specificity of Polish officers’ and soldiers’ perception of national identity problems. The paper also restores Platonov’s reductions made by him in his own works.
Key words: NOTEBOOKS; MANUSCRIPTS; TEXTOLOGY; TEXT RECONSTRUCTION; RUSSIAN LITERATURE; RUSSIAN WRITERS
Aleinikov, O. Yu. The Notes from Unpublished A. Platonov’s Notebook: Historical-Literary Commentary and Textological Reconstruction / O. Yu. Aleinikov . In Philological Class. 2019. №4 (58). P. 49-56. DOI 10.26170/FK19-04-06.