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Sсhostakovich's Operas in Historical and Literary Context of 1920s - 1930s

Student: Dmitry Tyulin

Supervisor: Maya A. Kucherskaya

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Comparative Studies: Russian Literature in Cross-cultural Perspective (Master)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2018

The opera "Nose", which is the object of the study, was written by Dmitry Shostakovich in 1927-1928, and was staged in Leningrad in 1930. The opera is exceptional for a number of artistic features and is of extreme interest for contemporary literary criticism, as a work that innovatively interprets Gogol's text. The study notes the transformation and expansion of the plot, as well as the specifics of borrowings and citations that lie outside the text of the story. "The Nose" is considered in the cultural situation of the turn of the 1920s-1930s, as the last avant-garde work of the 1920s, which appeared on the opera scene in the midst of the struggle against formal art.

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