Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова, Москва, Россия
Факультет журналистики, кафедра редакционно-издательского дела и информатики, кандидат культурологии
Moscow Lomonosov State University,
Moscow, Russia Department of Journalism,
Associate Professor of the Editorial and Publishing Chair, Ph.D.
Gastronomic images from the particular literary works written by iconic authors of 20th century (such as Marcel Proust, Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Michael Cunningham as well as Ivan Shmelyov and Anton Chekhov) are considered in this article. The role of culinary metaphor in creation of cultural picture of the world is also touched upon here. The category of taste is interpreted as boundary in the contact of imaginary and real, sublime and inferior, spirit and mundane dimensions of artistic consciousness. The compound of food code (at the level of taste, smell, form, color, consistency, structure) makes it possible to understand the art space as an intertext, as a model of the world, which dominant cultural image performs sensemaking metaphor.