Pastisz czy kontynuacja? "Powrót Wolanda albo nowa diaboliada" Witalija Ruczinskiego wobec "Mistrza i Małgorzaty" Michaiła Bułhakowa
A pastiche or a continuation? "Powrót Wolanda albo nowa diaboliada" [Woland returns or a new diaboliada] by Witalij Ruczynski in relation to the "Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov
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The paper discusses the problem of the relationship between Bulgakov’s seminal novel of the 20th century and the book based on it written by Witalij Ruczynski. On the one hand, Ruczynski refers to widely understood intratextual matters, the issues of structure, plot or language which relate to such categories as tradition and innovation. On the other hand, he refers to non-literary contexts in which function both the original and the novel inspired by Bulgakov’s book. The book by Ruczynski as well as "The Master and Margarita" illustrate socio-political processes of particular time and place. Thus, the analysis of selected motifs reveals more than just the principal theme of "Powrót Wolanda albo nowa diaboliada" [Woland returns or a new diaboliada], which is the search for and the discovery of the Russian national identity in the transformation period. It also allows to depict primary tendencies that took place in literature at the beginning of the 1990s, of the 20th century, and, at the same time, illustrates how a work from a literary canon interacts with popular culture.
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