Theme Memento mori in the poetry of V.F. Odoevskiy



V.F. Odoyevsky sensitively sensed the binary oppositions of the material and transcendent worlds, continued in his work the philosophical comprehension of the themes of Memento mori and Vanitas. This article presents an analysis of thanatological discourse in the first Russian philosophical novel "Russian Nights", which includes fantastic stories, thoughts on eternal themes, and stories based on real events from Russian life.

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Keywords: thanatological discourse, binary oppositions, Memento mori, Vanitas, Dance of Death, sin, last hour

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Dergacheva I.V., Sasim A.S. Theme Memento mori in the poetry of V.F. Odoevskiy [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 119–123. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2017040408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Irina V. Dergacheva, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department "Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication" of the Institute "Foreign Languages, Modern Communications and Management", Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

A. S. Sasim, master degree student, "Linguodidactics and Cross-cultural Communication" departament, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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