Sharapenkova N., Yakusheva P. LEONID ANDREYEV’S AND PÄR LAGERKVIST’S WORKS IN THE CONTEXT OF EXPRESSIONISM: THE PROBLEM STATEMENT // Studia Humanitatis Borealis. 2021. Vol. 1. № 4. P. 25‒31.

DOI: 10.15393/j12.art.2021.3785


Issue № 4

CULTURAL STUDIES

LEONID ANDREYEV’S AND PÄR LAGERKVIST’S WORKS IN THE CONTEXT OF EXPRESSIONISM: THE PROBLEM STATEMENT

Sharapenkova
   Natalia
PhD in PHILOLOGY,
Head of the Department of German Philology and Scandinavian Studies,
Petrozavodsk State University,
Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation, natshar@mail.ru
Yakusheva
   Polina
Masters degree candidate,
Petrozavodsk State University, Institute of Philology,
Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation, linnamory@gmail.com
Ключевые слова:
expressionism
Pär Lagerkvist
Leonid Andreyev
comparative typological method
Russian expressionism
Swedish expressionism
Аннотация: The article substantiates the classification of the creative methods of Leonid Andreyev (1871-1917) and Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974) as expressionistic. Expressionism was the leading art and literature direction in the early XX century. The authors trace back the Russian and foreign academic tradition of viewing certain periods of these writers’ creative career as expressionistic. This tradition is based on some of the characteristics present in their works, such as heightened expression, one-dimensional characters, static scenes, grotesque forms, colour contrasts, the depiction of a chaotic world, and a nervous and alienated person within it. The authors come to the conclusion that the expressionist works of Leonid Andreyev and Pär Lagerkvist can be most effectively compared by employing the historical typological method developed by Victor Zhirmunsky.

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