«A Dead man’s wife» (The role and significance of Marina Mnishek’s character (image) in “Boris Godunov” tragedy by Alexander S. Pushkin)

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Abstract

The article is dedicated to analysing of the Marina Mnishek’s image in “Boris Godunov” tragedy by Alexander S. Pushkin. It is describing historical as-sessments of Marina Mnishek’s character in folktales and epic poems, Russian Cronicles and official records of the 17th century and the way they are transformed into Marina Mnishek’s artistic image by Pushkin. The author regards her image as a necessary complement to the character of The Impostor and considers their images as an incarnation of the Evil Spirit depicted by the tragedy through lexical means and logic of its unravelling plot.

General Information

Keywords: Marina Mnishek, historical assessments, folktales and epic poems, Evil Spirit

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2018050304

For citation: Kurkin B.A. «A Dead man’s wife» (The role and significance of Marina Mnishek’s character (image) in “Boris Godunov” tragedy by Alexander S. Pushkin) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2018. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 29–37. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2018050304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Boris A. Kurkin, Doctor of Law, Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Constitutional and Administrative law, Tambov State Technical University, Tambov, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8670-2967, e-mail: kurkin.boris2012@yandex.ru

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