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Author: Anatoly S. Demin
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Anatoly S. Demin – DSc in  Philology, Director of Research, А. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Demin A. S. Artistic semantics of the Old Russian Literary forms and figures of speech. Hermeneutics of Old Russian literature: Issue 18 / А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences; ex. ed. О.A. Tufanova. Мoscow,  Berlin, Directmedia Publishing, 2019, pp. 181–306.

DOI: 10.23681/500014 (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.23681/500014
Keywords: Old Russian literature, poetics, semantics, aesthetics, large and small literary forms and tools, preferences and attitudes of authors and society.

Abstract: The paper is composed of four chapters. The first one, comprising 10 individual essays, deals with figurativeness, artisticity and expressiveness of comparatively small narrative tools in the works of the 12th–18th centuries. The second chapter, consisting of 6 individual essays, examines semantics of a larger literary form – cycles inside the works of the same centuries. The third chapter, comprising 5 essays, raises an issue of an even larger literary form – semantic interaction of the genres within literary  texts of the same period. The forth chaper examines tecniques and means of expression in the narratives of Russian chronicles of the 12th–13th centuries.