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«Only staying the course really matters»: V. Sorokin’s new novel «Doctor Garin» (2021)

Yurchenko T.G.


This article addresses the peculiarities of genre, style and personages of V. Sorokin’s new novel Doctor Garin (2021) with the reference to the latest critical reviews. It is stressed that Doctor Garin is the first writer’s experience in the adventure fiction and that because of this fact his novel for the first time has both the happy ending and a protagonist with positive character traits. Also the genres of romance, fairy tale, menippea and even stealth are mentioned as having some features in common with Sorokin’s novel. A special attention is paid to the associative connection with Russian literature.


Russian literature; stylization; novel; parody; menippea; adventure fiction; fairy tale; retrofuturism.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2021.03.04

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