AbstractThe article discusses the world of smells, as it is created in the text of Gorky’s trilogy. The presence of smell becomes an important narrative device within these autobiographical novels. While all smells that the young protagonist is experiencing seem to be unpleasant for him, they still create a complicated olfactory space within the novel that is marked by the definite binary nature: the unpleasant smells of alien and hostile environment are opposed by the smells of nature and smells of people close to little Aleksei. Olfactory space constitutes an important element of the novel’s world and serves as a decisive factor in the creation of Gorky’s childhood mythology.
Authors hold and retain the copyright of their articles