Absract: The article deals with the influence of German romanticism on the works of the prominent French massliterature author of the beginning of the 20th century – Gaston Leroux. His novelistic diptych “La Poupée sanglante” (“A Bloody Doll”, 1923) is based on a famous criminal case of Henri Landru and, at the same time, is very close in its plot to the renowned E.Th.A. Hoffmann novel “Der Sandmann” (“The Sandman”, 1816). The lengthy quote from Heinrich Heine’s book “Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland” (“On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany”, 1835) has much weight in the diptych. Here, just like in other works of Leroux, quotations and allusions from prose and poetry of other authors are being rethought, sometimes in quite an ironic way.
Keywords: romanticism, Germany, novel, short story, quotation, fantastique, mass literature, android, doll.
PDF: http://izv-oifn.ru/articles/215/public/215-556-1-PB.pdf
Pages: 12-21
Author: Kirill A. Tchekalov
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Head of the Department of Classical Western Literatures and Comparative Literary Studies of the Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS, 25-a Povarskaya Str., Moscow 121069, Russia. ktchekalov@mail.ru

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