TRANSFORMATION OF MONOCRACY MOTIVE IN THE NOVEL «THE INHABITED ISLAND» BY ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKY

Abstract

The present article considers transformation of monocracy motive in the anti-utopia novel «The Inhabited Island» by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Unalterable characteristics of the motive are being emphasized through the canvas observed over connection with canonical anti-utopia texts and alteration of the word-picture. The author of the article suggests that the Strugatsky brothers strengthen the motive of monocracy in the novel by major breakthrough of its permanent attributes.

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M. S. Everstov

North–Eastern Federal University

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenov.sv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation

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