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The author examines the system of short stories of Sigismund Krzhyzhanovsky and Alexander Grin as a metatext along with its key characteristic – mythopoetics. The term 'mythopoetics' is analyzed on two levels: 1) as literary images, motives, allusions and reminiscence in the text, 2) as writers’ interpretation of classical myths and creating their own myths.

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Short Stories of 1920–1930, Experimental Prose, Mythopoetics, Sigismund Krzhyzhanovsky, Grin, metatext, neomyth