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The First Comprehensive Study of the Thanatological Discourse of Russian Literature 31


Sukina L.B.
Doctor of History, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Training of Highly Qualified Personnel, The Program Systems Institute of RAS, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia

The article is a review of the collective monograph "Thanatological Theme in Russian Literature of the 11th-21th centuries", prepared by well-known experts in the field of Russian literature V.A. Voropaev, I.V. Dergacheva, E.L. Konyavskaya and V.V. Milkov. The peer-reviewed book publishes the results of a comprehensive study of ideas about death and posthumous life based on data from Old Russian written monuments and the most significant works of Russian fiction of the 18th-21th centuries. According to the authors of the book, the basis of literary thanatology in Russian culture was the Christian doctrine. But it also absorbed elements of autochthonous pre-Christian views on the afterlife and external impulses that came in the process of intercultural communication with Byzantium and the countries of Europe.

Keywords: comprehensive study, thanatological theme, ancient Russian book culture, Russian classical literature, modern Russian literature.

Column: Chronicles of Scientific Life


Received: 01.09.2021

Accepted: 15.09.2021

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