Release:2016, Vol. 2. №2
About the author:Alexander A. Shuklin, Coordinator of the International Scientific Programs, Center for Russian-German cooperation of Georg Wilhelm Steller, Tyumen State University; Alexander.Schuklin@gmail.com
Article is devoted to the research of transformation ways of the image of Siberia in the prose of the Russian Germans of the 1990s — 2000s. Within the research the author shows how the image of Siberia in literature of the Russian Germans has changed eventually. Thanks to the cultural memory of the ethnos modern writers have adopted literary experience of their predecessors. Nevertheless, since 1990s the negative image of Siberia is gradually replaced by a more positive coloring. Despite the strict censorship, authors of the 1960s — 1980s managed to introduce in their works the true relation to Siberia as to the place of the exile, but often did so implicitly. The author of article comes to the conclusion, that the image of Siberia reflects the cultural ethnic originality of the Russian Germans literature in many prosaic works of the Russian Germans the 1990s — 2000s. On the example of the works by such modern writers, as Jakob Schmal, Alexander Reiser, and Maria Schneider-Kuleva, who have lived a significant part of their lives in Siberia, reveals how to transform the image of Siberia as a dualistic category that includes the concept of “foreign land” and the concept of “home”.