Memoirs of Prince Felix Yusupov as Autobiographical Narrative Experience
Мемуары князя Феликса Юсупова как опыт автобиографического повествования

Kalina Gennadyevna Raikh
2020 Общество философия история культура  
The aim of the paper: to introduce the possibility of memoirs research in terms of autobiographical nar-rative at a specific historic period of the first quarter of the 20th century. Knowing particular person life in the context of his historical existence is important for understanding of philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects of historical events. Memoirs and autobiography have common features and dif-ferences as ways of understanding social reality. An autobiography generally
more » ... iography generally provides the solid narration of author's life, whereas memoirs highlight and de-scribe significant personality formation event, which had an impact on formation of a person. The main event of Prince Yousupov's memoirs as assassina-tion of Grigory Rasputin is defined by Prince's own life. The study provides the analysis of Felix Yusupov's memoirs as autobiographical narrative experience. The scientific novelty of the study re-sults from the statement that exploring memoirs as fact of particular person life one can expand and enhance knowledge of the social reality context and the entire historic epoch. The results of the research show common and distinctive features of autobiog-raphy prose and memoirs: represent analyses of Felix Yusupov's "Memoirs" as autobiographical nar-rative experience.
doi:10.24158/fik.2020.10.4 fatcat:zmmvv3rhyba7plskjn2mfse4fy