Selitrina T.L. English Realism at the Turn of 20–21th centuries
The article considers the creative works by English writers Ishiguro and McEwan and continues studying literature process in modern Great Britain and artistic devices inherent to literature at the turn of 20–21th centuries. It is being proved that the Great tradition of the realism of English literature is not interrupted. English writers labour to maintain eternal moral values, using the devices of secondary conventionality, contiguity, the shift of the interrupted timeline, fragmentarity, when the whole art work turns into the psychological image of a person and surrounding reality. After the leading Russian philologists the article states the idea of that if in the center of scientific search in foreign literature of 19th century was moral or social self-confirmation of an individual in the frames of his relationships with environments, then in 20 century the relation man-world in a wide sense of the word was the main idea.
realism of English literature, Ishiguro, McEwan, Toporov, Khalizev, “Inconsolate”, James Henry, postmodernism, contiguity