Summary of Pensna by Osorgin

Summary of Pensna by Osorgin

In the first sentence of MA Osorgin’s story “Pensna” contains the statement that things “live their own life.” The writer “clock paces, it is sick, coughing”. “the stove hissing.” “scissors cry”. Osorgin actively uses impersonation, through which inanimate objects acquire animate qualities.

For example, the clock does not go, but walk, like a cough passed the battle of the clock. Often a metaphor is used, so everyday things have their own special character in Osorgin: “things of the wizard”. “democratic glass”. “Something amazing” sees Osorgin in jewelry, subtly noting all the small things, he puts them together, drawing is no longer an object, but a human character.

The history

of the pince-nez is indicative. The author argues that things live their lives, their intentions and actions. As an example, he puts things that are suddenly lost and just as suddenly are. This humorous statement is akin to the “law of meanness.” The author tells about the missing pince-nez, which disappeared during the reading. Searched all the pockets, armchair, book, the whole room and finally the apartment, so he did not find it. But the history of searching for a pince-nez reached general cleaning, but despite the fact that “the whole apartment was refreshed, brightened”. found the missing pince-nez did not succeed.

To help the author came his friend, who tried to solve this riddle logically, drawing a plan of the room, over which he pondered for a long time. However, these reflections did not give anything at all. The lost pince-nez was found quite unexpectedly, but the fact of his discovery is regarded as something quite natural: “it was necessary to see the physiognomy of my pince-nez, who returned from a long walk.”

The author refers to this subject as to an animate being, possessing his character, needs, living his own life. Like any living thing, a pince-nez dies. His death is described by the author on all the canons of the drama: “it ended pince-nez tragically.” breaking into small pieces.


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Summary of Pensna by Osorgin