Aesthetics and politics in А. France novel "Тhe gods are athirst"

Динниченко, Тетяна Анатоліївна (2018) Aesthetics and politics in А. France novel "Тhe gods are athirst" Наукові записки Бердянського державного педагогічного університету. Серія : Педагогічні науки : зб. наук. пр (16). pp. 27-35. ISSN 2412-9208

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Abstract

This research devoted to artistic means of representing the relations between socio-political and aesthetic concepts in the French Revolution of 1789-1794 period in the novel by A. France "The Gods Are Athirst" ("Les Dieux ont soif", 1912). The aesthetic canons of a particular society are influenced by numerous factors at a certain historical moment and in the periods of large-scale social shifts, policy has a decisive influence. The Great French Revolution, as a radical "transition from one model of nation to another", "led to the rapid transfer of sacrality from the monarchy to the national, from the religious to the political, from the divine to the historical" (P. Nora). A peculiar correlate with the mindset of society in the pre-revolutionary period was the new classicism of the eighteenth century. - "third-strata" (B. Gayman), oriented to serve society as a collective of citizens, ideals of freedom and justice. Due to the affinity of the ideological vectors of the socio-historical movement and the new classicism, the latter, having acquired the form of "French revolutionary classicism" (D. Nalyvayko) in 1789-1794, took over the role of the "tribune" in the political struggle. "The Gods Are Athirst", being a political novel, is also a "novel about the artist" (N. Bochkarev), a characteristic feature of which is a combination of real life markers with art markers and the presence of a hero-artist who creates in the chronotope of culture. A. France, visualizing in the novel an alloy of aesthetics and politics during the Great French Revolution, uses two artistic tools: it carefully elaborates the "aesthetic" background of political events (artistic details become markers of revolutionary changes in the life and consciousness of society) and creates a distinct image of the artist- " politics "(through the prism of the consciousness of Evarist Hamlen - the artist and judge of the Tribunal - the process of establishing new aesthetic canons in society under the influence of politics is reproduced). This image of the artist-ideologist in the novel, combining art-study discourse and active political position, allows us to represent the foundations of French revolutionary classicism as an example of an inextricable combination of aesthetics and politics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: "Novel about the artist"; cultural chronotope; art discourse; aesthetic canon; new classicism; French revolutionary classicism; "republican spirituality."
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Гуманітарний інститут > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: Тетяна Анатоліївна Динниченко
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 13:25
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/25677

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