This article deals with the issue of Leonid Andreev's prose and the problem of its classification. The author of this article tries to argue with those critics who classify L. Andreev as expressionist by reminding that the artist himself called his artistic method 'neorealism'. According to Andreev, this term stands for the combination of symbolism and realism mode. The basis of the paper is an analysis of his method. It proves that Andrieev's contain a noticeable elements of symbolism and realism, which are transformed in an original and unique writer's style.
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