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This article discusses the features of Zakhar Prilepin’s small prose. The artistic picture of the world, drawn by the author, is different from the manifestations of a number of symbolic names of modern Russia, such as Victor Pelevin, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Vladimir Sorokin, Mikhail Elizarov. The main attention is paid to the evaluation of the style, Prilepin’s language style because these factors have a special impact on the implementation of the worldview of the artist. The philosophy of Prilepin's prose actions is that the reader is not only led by the author, but he consolidates the outcome of the situation. The ability to maintain a dialogue with the literary atmosphere gives Zakhar Prilepin the opportunity to objectify the true, natural. Echo sounds in his small prose again actual emphasis on human, social and vital vectors. The language of texts balances on the verge of classical, traditional and journalistic, which is clearly available to the mass reader. The dominant aesthetics of Zakhar Prilepin is conventionality, but its redistribution is quite clearly spelled out by the uthor. Probably, postrealism is a more convenient format for describing modernity, giving it the properties of openness, publicity, pluralism. Manifesting the freedom of speech, Prilepin’s main character is open to a free dialogue with the opposition, with the majority of opinions, with the naturalness of choice. The author comes to the conclusion that Zakhar Prilepin’s texts of– in addition to the differentiation of “clinical realism” – can be correlated with postrealism, which is clearly manifested in the thematic block, figurative structure and resolution of artistic conflict. The conclusion allows us to speak broadly about Zakhar Prilepin’s prose of, point to correlate his texts with literary classics.


Small prose, postrealism, Zakhar Prilepin, artistic picture of the world, poetics of the text, receptive criticism, style, author, reader