Snigireva T.A., Podchinenov A.V., Snigirev A.V. The Peculiarities of the Discourse Practices in History of the Russian State Project by Boris Akunin

https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2016.3.18

Tatyana Aleksandrovna Snigireva

Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Department of Russian Literature of 20th and 21st Centuries, Ural Federal University

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Prosp. Lenina, 51, 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation

Aleksey Vasilyevich Podchinenov

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Russian Classical Literature and Folklore, Ural Federal University

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Prosp. Lenina, 51, 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation

Aleksey Vasilyevich Snigirev

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Russian Language, Foreign Languages and Speech Culture, Ural State Law University

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Komsomolskaya St., 21, 620066 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Abstract. The article investigates the urgent scientific problem of individual discourse practices functioning in fiction and historical texts. The material of the analysis is B. Akunin's project History of the Russian State and the stories accompanying this project. The analysis is made, firstly, with the help of the main principle used by the writer –playing two roles on the same material, the one of a historian, and the other of a fiction writer. These roles are "disseminated" in two text streams (historical writing and historical prose on the same plot). As a result, the accompanying stories become a lesson to be remembered and / or to be repeated. Secondly, there should be taken into account the discourse practices which have already been experienced by the writer in his previous work, and the newest things depending on the material which has been taken for historical writing and its fiction reproduction. It is found out that genre experiments, pseudonyms and names game in B. Akunin's texts, mixture of archaic and modern, obvious intertextuality, irony, free dealing with historical facts as a nucleus of fiction ideas provides the foundation of the writer's concept. According to it, the history is created not by a "genetic", social man, but a person, due to the unpredictability and spontaneity of the historical process.

Key words: B. Akunin, discourse practice, pseudonym game, name game, historical narration, accompanying story.

Citation. Snigireva T.A., Podchinenov A.V., Snigirev A.V. The Peculiarities of the Discourse Practices in History of the Russian State Project by Boris Akunin. Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics, 2016, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 162-171. (in Russian). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2016.3.18

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