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UDC 82.09

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THE SOLAR CODE IN «KONARMIA» BY I. E.BABEL

The article discloses significance of the paradigm of solar images and motifs in «Konarmia» by I. E.Babel. Sun is the centre of neo-mythological apocalypse conception which is compared with Odessa solar paradise. Both Odessa’s and konarmia’s cycles are connected by the discourse on establishment of "autobiographic" hero who undertakes the passage from the Town of the Sun and the Golden Age to the konarmia’s apocalyptic picture of the world. «Konarmia» asserts a new paradise and a feast of gods.

Keywords: I. E.Babel, Russian literature of 1920–1930, «Konarmia», solar code, neo-mythological text.

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