Parallels in Typology


Zhenya A. Kalantaryan

Hrant Matevossyan’s novella “Tashkent” is discussed in the light of comparative analysis of the writer’s earlier works, Russian rural prose (in most general fearures), and “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. The parallel with Faulkner’s novel is of typological character and refers to the poetics of the above mentioned works, particularly the principle of depicting the same phenomenon from different characters’ perspectives and the stream-of-consciousness narrative technique. The performed analysis allows to appreciate “Tashkent” as one of the best and highly artistic examples of 20th-century fiction.

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