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n Slavic Almanac : The South African Journal for Slavic, Central and Eastern European Studies - About the language, and not only ... (based on Danil Kharms' play )

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1025-3386

Abstract

The article examines different linguistic experiments in D. Kharms' absurd play, (1927). Made up of 19 short scenes, the play employs a montage of different theatrical elements, such as song and dance (children's songs, choirs, instrumental music), children's games and pantomime, which are intertwined with illogical linguistic experiments - especially nonsense and (the most mystified part of the play). Presented here textual analysis, identifies previously hidden levels of significance, which can be linked to ancient mythologies: Slavic, Scandinavian and Hebrew. Also, special attention is paid to various mythopoetic symbols, including that of the door, window, sword, rock, lamp, fire and border, which are all highly significant motives in Kharms' works.

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2013-01-01
2019-09-16

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