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Detail Functionis in Nadezhda Teffi's Literary Works
Abstract.The article is devoted to detail as the means of creation of a female image used by Nadezhda Teffi in her literary works. It is a minimal element of a text that contributes to the formation of the entire image. Useinova focuses on details that describe the inner world of a character. Characterological detail has got benefits as it can be used to express a general impression of an item or phenomenon and conveys the overall psychological tone. Detailed description of portraits and psychological states of characters and what things surround them makes the impression as if the reader could actually see them. The research methodology includes the contensive-structured and comparative typological approaches accompanied with immanent and contextual analysis. The methodological basis includes researches on Nadezhda Teffi's creative writing by L. Chernets, L. Babenko and E. Trubilova. In Nadezhda Teffi's emigree tales details performed a number of important functions such as psychological, distinguishing and symbolic. However, the psychological function of details is more often found there. Detailed description of portraits and psychological states of characters and what things surround them makes the impression as if the reader could actually see them. The results of analyzing the role and functions of a literary detail demonstrate that detail does not only contribute to the development of a certain motif in Nadezhda Teffi's writing but also helps to understand the imaginative world better.
Keywords: character, sign, characteristic, description, hero, detail, psychologism, the art world, detail function, female image
Article was received:19-09-2018
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