Creator and revolution: to the problem of the relationship typology

Гальчук, Оксана Василівна (2017) Creator and revolution: to the problem of the relationship typology Літературний процес: методологія, імена, тенденції : зб. наук. пр. (філол. науки) (9). pp. 19-24. ISSN 2311-2433

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Abstract

The article attempts to determine types of relationship between an artist and revolution as “rapid and violent transition to a new system”. This definition was tied to the revolution after a transfer of the term from natural discourse into political one. Based on the works of prominent representatives of world literature it is traced the basic types of perception of the revolution and its consequences; the reflection of them in the author’s artistic consciousness and sentiments of  the  era. Appealing to  the  parallels with antique mythology we determine the  following types of  relationships that appeared with the  first revolutions in  Europe (17th century): artist as Nemesis administering moral judgment (Milton); Pygmalion, who falls in love with his creation, wants to breathe life into the myth of revolution (Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot etc.); child of Saturn, devoured by  Saturn-revolution (Beaumarchais); Olympian who dreams of  Concordia’s triumph deriving from revolution-Castalian Spring (Hugo); adolescent Icarus who imagined himself Prometheus (Rimbaud); Orpheus (Rainer Maria Rilke etc.). In literatures that were formed in totalitarian states, this relationship took shape in types “child of Saturn”, false Prometheus, and, Daedalus, who is an accomplice in creating pseudohumanistic ideology and, simultaneously, an artist-scientist ready to fight against it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: revolution; artist; typology; artistic consciousness;
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: Валерій Смуров
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:50
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/19883

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