Slavica Helsingiensia 22

Volume Slavica Helsingiensia 22 (PDF)
Author Jussi Heinonen
Title Это и то в повести Старуха Даниила Хармса
Description This dissertation focuses on the short story Starukha (The Old Woman), one of the last works of the Russian writer Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). The story, written in 1939, is analysed using the Kharmsian concepts èto and to (this and that) as a heuristic interpretative model. The model is applied to study the different states of consciousness of the male protagonist, the hidden symbolic meanings of the reality presented in the story, the narrative devices of the story, its hidden biblical allusions, and, finally, the grotesque, absurd and paradoxical aspects that manifest themselves in the story.
Reviewed in Slavic and East European Journal
Slavic Review 64, 1/2005
ISBN 952-10-0880-6 (PDF version: 952-10-0881-4)
ISSN 0780-3281
Pages 231
Published Helsinki 2003
Availability Book available
Price EUR 22