Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 8, No 2 (2018)

Intermedial Basis of Novels by J. Tolkien and Nick Perumov

Оleg Manakhov


The article deals with amodern understanding of the term intermedialism, characterize intermedial basis of the novel’s “The Lord of the Rings” by J. Tolkien and “The Ring of the Darkness” by Nick Perumov thanks to the spatial-visual literary-artistic impregnation of conceptual concepts of architecture and sculpture and time code of the song. It was discovered that the British writer described in detail the architecture created by the world: a similarity with the classic, Gothic, Romanesque architectural styles can be traced. Thus, the reader perceives the thought of the world at the same time as real. Frequent song lyrics are aimed at showing fantasy races, their way of life, moral values, culture, as well as their place and role in opposing good and evil. In “Ring of the Darkness” by Nick Perumov, these artistic codes are not frequent and unrepresentative. As a free extension of “The Lord of the Rings” by Nick Perumov yields to him in terms of the content load intermedial components.


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