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The present article studies some specific features of the functionioning of utopia and anti-utopia genres in creative works by brothers Arcady and Boris Strugatsky. The main importance is being paid to the study of the structure of time and space interconnection of the artistic whole. In particular the article is
focused on the chronotope as high register content related of the prose. Complicated pattern of literary utopia and anti-utopia in the novels under study primes analysis of chronotope use to distinguish the dominant genre. The clarification of the temporal and spatial components of the chronotope character will make it possible to identify the characteristics, immanent to definite genres. The novels under study are "Noon, 22nd century" and "The Doomed City". The specificity of chronotope in these novels by the Strugatsky
brothers allows to research the transformation of the nominal characteristics of utopia and anti-utopia in the context of the authors' conception influence.

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M. S. Everstov

North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation


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