Time and space as artistic conventions in Chekhov and Dostoyevsky

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Time and space as artistic conventions in Chekhov and Dostoyevsky

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dc.contributor.advisor Barabtarlo, Gennady, 1949- en
dc.contributor.author Wells, Olga V. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T16:46:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T16:46:50Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005 Spring en
dc.identifier.other WellsO-050505-T1282 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4307
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Russian and slavonic studies. en_US
dc.description Abstract and title page in English. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (month day, year) en_US
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract Artistic categories of time and space have been studied extensively. There are certain conventions accepted for different genres in terms of time and space organization. Arrangement of time and space in Chekhov's plays is determined by the nature of conflict. As opposed to classical drama, in Chekhov's plays there is no direct confrontation between the main characters. The only conflict is between them and contemporary life as a whole. To show this "life as a whole" Chekhov needs to expand the time and space frames significantly. He achieves it by use of epic features. Dostoyevsky's novels lack the main feature of an epic, his characters do not change, they are not shown in life-long development. Instead, their ideas are expressed in dramatic confrontations, through dialogues. The space often plays the role of scenic decorations, and time frames are very narrow. It is concluded, that time and space arrangements alone do not determine genre affinity of a literary work. They play important but secondary role in achieving the artistic goal set up by the writer. en_US
dc.language.iso rus en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2005 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drama en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Space and time en_US
dc.title Time and space as artistic conventions in Chekhov and Dostoyevsky en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Russian and Slavonic studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b5587468x en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theses


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