Bioengineering and Life Sciences | Article | Published 2019
The article is devoted to the problem of the evolution of the literary hero and the types of heroes in modern Russian literature of the XXI century. The admiration of the person of the person being described and the desire to redirect this feeling to the reader make the style of the work of Zakhar Prilepin realistic through the prism of modernity (neorealism). The writer sets himself the task of telling about the fate of a modern person who faces many difficulties to squeeze in the modern world where human values have already changed, transformed beyond recognition than they were in the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Zakhar Prilepin is gradually moving to comprehending a more global problem: is it possible in the conditions where absolutely everyone is wearing a bit of hell in himself. The writer seeks to get an answer to this question on a truly epochal, historical scale. This article also discusses the role of Zakhar Prilepin in the context of modern Russian literature. He writes willingly and openly on topics of concern to the general public. One of the essential components of such statements is his reflections on classical and modern Russian literature, showing love or, on the contrary, dislike for the work of this or that author. The aim of the work is to determine the transformation of modern Russian prose on the example of the works of contemporary Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin. His views on the formation and development of the literary process in the twenty-first century, explores the peculiarities of the hero and the specifics of the writer's artistic world based on the work and literary analyzes. Types of heroes’ characteristic of the prose of this neorealist writer: the heroprovincial, the rebellious hero, the intellectual hero and others. The article attempts to analyze the main features of the imaginative system in the works of Z. Prilepin in the context of the traditions of the new realism (neorealism).