Lavrentyeva N. V.
Lavrentyeva N. V.
Intertext in Max Frei’s Novel “Beware” P. 103- 109.
Abstract. Max Frei’s novels intrigue and fascinate both philologists and linguists. However, there remain numerous unanswered questions. The object of the research is to investigate Max Frei’s novel “Beware”, which is viewed in the contest of Max Frei’s other works describing the world of Eho. The article focuses on the analysis of intertextuality. Max Frei employs a lot of reminiscences and allusions. The writer provides a lot of quotations related to the images of Mephistopheles and Faust from J. W. Goethe’s “Faust” to compare the characters of modern and classical literature. Due to the use of numerous reminiscences and allusions, Max Frei’s works acquire some similarities with the works of Agatha Christie, however Max Frei intentionally underlines that the characters of her novels has little in common with the Queen of Mystery and Crime. The concept of the train is endowed with a number of intertextual associations and reminds one of a classical image of the train typical of Russian literature.
Keywords: Max Frei, “Beware”, intertext, allusions, quotations, invariant images.
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