||The article presents the study of postmodern artistic work’s space organization. The aim of the study is
to reveal specifics of the space of a postmodern work as a category of the artistic world of a literary work. The
paper considers the hypothesis about the assertion of a causal “character” – “space” relationship. The material
for the analysis was the novel The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by V. Pelevin. The methods of structural analysis,
as well as comparative and historical-cultural methods were used to study the work. During the study the
spatial dichotomies were identified (“feminine” – “masculine”, “dark” – “light”, “top” – “bottom”), which are formed
according to activity of a particular character, which determines the novelty of the study. The novel is divided
into feminine and masculine spaces, each of which possesses, albeit with certain limitations, stable features:
feminine space is characterized by semi-darkness, narrowness, downward orientation, while male space is characterized
by the boundlessness or illusory nature of boundaries, light and brightness, the location is at the top.
The feminine space is physically limited, but expands into reasoning, memories and metaphors. Open space
appears most often where a male character dominates. In addition, the article provides examples proving that
the concretization of the image of a location is associated with the psychological and mental state of a character.
The work also explores the image of a labyrinth in the space of a work of art. The study will help both in the further
study of the space realized in the V. Pelevin’s work, which will allow us to systematize and identify the pattern
characteristic of his prose, and in analysis of the space of a postmodernist work.
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