Year of Graduation
Fictional Space in W.S. Burroughs' Trilogy "Cities of the Red Night", "The Place of Dead Roads", "The Western Lands"
In this study I will focus on interpreting the conceptual role and symbolic meaning of both imaginary and structural aspects of spacial evolution, in an effort to reveal the essence of general spacial picture and to authors ideological conception expressed through the space. I will also investigate different types of space in terms of the history of literary directions such as modern and postmodern literature. The principal goal of my project will be to create the overall development paradigm of space from first part of the trilogy to the last. For the purposes of this study, biographical details will also be taken into consideration as the image of the creator, which is autobiographical to a large extent, serves as one the main interlink which determines the dynamics of space. It will shown that the symbolic meaning of various-level spacial changes is straightly connected with Burroughs’ vision of his own life and creative path, as well as literature and history in general.