Functional Cinematic Elements in Works of Alberts Bels: Allusions, Themes and Clichés

Jūlija Dibovska


Alberts Bels is a Latvian author whose literary works contain the most notable cinematic elements in Latvian literature. He is also one of those authors who uses a lot of functional cinematic elements alongside with structural ones. Both of these cinematic elements frame the intertextual depth of a text and also make characters dynamic, understandable and ironically toned for a reader.


cinematic elements; functional; allusions; clichés; irony

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