TITLE

Conclusion: Alternative Tendencies in Contemporary Russian Literature: Vladimir Sorokin's and Victor Erofeev's subversive games

AUTHOR(S)
Roll, Serafima
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian;1998, p158
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A conclusion to the book, Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian Writers & Critics, is presented. It assesses the works by Russian authors Vladimir Sorokin and Victor Erofeev. Their writings acquired their creative impulse from their interest in Moscow conceptualist art and sots art. Their inquiry into absolutism goes beyond an analysis of the totalitarian ideology of Socialist Realism. Despite the fascination of the two authors with the same issues, they address these problems quite differently. The interest of Sorokin lies in exploring the limits of the totalitarian and oppressive nature of expression. Erofeev, on the other hand, is slightly less burdened by the impossibility of abandoning the oppressiveness of discursive meaning.
ACCESSION #
19288454

 

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