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Lara: sources, antecedents and prototypes of the main female figure in the “Doctor Zhivago” novel
Morozov Sergei Viktorovich

Postgraduate student, the department of Theory of Literature, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Higher Education Today”

119991, Russia, Moskovskaya oblast', g. Moscow, ul. Leninskie Gory, 1, stroenie 51, 1 uchebnyi korpus, aud. 930




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The object of this research is the figure of Lara Guichard in the novel by Boris Pasternak “Doctor Zhivago”. The subject of this research in the formation of the character of Lara in the work of the author, including the extraliterary sources (letters of Boris Pasternak). The aim of this research is to determine the key sources for formation of her character, as well as her antecedents and biographical prototypes. Special attention is allocated to the manifestation of the creative concept and axiological intentions of Boris Pasternak in the character of Lara Guichard, establishing the connections between them in the context of author’s perception on culturological, aesthetic and literary situation of the “Silver Age”. The main conclusions of the conducted research consists in establishing the sources of formation of Lara’s character, as well as her antecedents and biographical prototypes in the context of the creative concepts and axiological intentions of Boris Pasternak, substantiated by the affiliation to the authors of the Silver Age, creating after the Civil War. The novelty of this research also consists in establishing the facts of formation of Lara’s character on the various stages of functionality of its sources and prototypes in the work of Boris Pasternak, as well as the character of the materials used, being primarily his letters.

Keywords: Juvenile theme, Marina Tsvetaeva, Alexander Blok, Silver Age, Eternal Femininity, Lara Guichard, Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, The Childhood of Luvers, Patrick's Notes
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