LITERARY SPACE AND ITS FUNCTIONS IN THE ACTUALIZATION OF THE CONCEPT OF KRIEG IN E. M. REMARK’S WARTIME PROSE
This article deals with space characteristics of E. M. Remark’s short stories about war and postwar period of the “lost generation” after World War I. It is stated, that the real space becomes literary by means of transforming linguistic units in the planes of author’s mentality that is unique and individual for each author. The main actualizators of the concept of KRIEG, that is a contextual dominant within space characteristics of short stories in the book “Der Feind”, are the noun “Krieg” and verb “Kriegen”.
It is defined that space in author’s literary texts is concrete (usage of geographical names, describing landscape details that denote a particular place), but it is also connected with life of all people who suffered from war. The correlation between the moral state of the characters, their mood, emotions and surrounding nature is observed in the stories. Local closed places such as typical accommodation places, infirmaries, prison chambers and barracks are described in the given short stories. In spite of negative peculiarities of these local spaces, they carry out a positive function as a place of protection from death. The article focuses on the most frequently used markers of space relations in E. M. Remark’s short stories – noun, denoting places of military actions.
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