Sorokina V. Prose of the XXI c.: from the experience of reading
The analysis of the modern european literature concerns with the attempt to find out common features in west european and Russian prose of the beginning of the XXI c. Both literatures had many typological signs in the past, both have national peculiarities. At the same time it is evident that after postmodernistic experiment both literatures tend to classic tradition and especial interest to the image of the main personage and the narrative, construction of a plot. The prose became more lyrical and psychologic and turned to a mass reader.
contemporary prose, lyrical prose, novel, «novel freedom», realism, modernism, the avant-garde, postmodernism, construction of plot, the author and the character, specificity of narrative, S. Gandlevsky, Ye. Grishkovets, M. Butov, Z. Prilepin, S. Minaev, P. Sanaev, M. Shishkin, V. Kunin, Ye. Vodolazkin, I. McEwan, T. Parsons, P. Mayle, J. Barnes, J. Wiśniewski, B. Schlink, M. Walser, F. Beigbeder, L. Malerba, G. Koch, L. King, E. Loe, M. Vargas Llosa