SEMANTICS OF PARABOLIC STRUCTURE OF THE SHORT STORY "GROW FROM THE ASHES" (I PRACHOM SVOIM) BY V. ASTAFIEV
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Abstract: The article analyzes the short story by V. P. Astafiev, which is one of the examples of short story writing similar to parable. The research is based on the works devoted to parables and apologues (S. S. Averintsev, E. K. Romodanovskaya) and the forms of sophiology in literature (O. V. Ryabov, I. I. Plekhanova). The methods that we use for the analysis of the text help to reveal sophic intuition in the “cross-cutting” metaphors and personification, which prove that the author believes in the female core of the nature. During the analysis of the “interpretational” part, we found out that the law of the Mother’s wisdom of the Earth can be destroyed by war. It takes the lives of young people, who didn’t have a chance to realize their potential, thus ruining existence. Such destruction reveals itself in distortion on parabolic trajectory made by anaphora and repetition. Such genre structure presents the author’s attitude to war. It is believed to be an event that changes the worldview, and makes everybody feel disappearance of sophic from the world.
Key words: SHORT STORIES, PARABLE, STORY, PARABOLIC STRUCTURE, SOPHIOLOGY, RUSSIAN LITERATURE, RUSSIAN WRITERS, LITERATURE GENRES
Stadnichenko, V. A. Semantics of Parabolic Structure of the Short Story "Grow From the Ashes" (I Prachom Svoim) by V. Astafiev / V. A. Stadnichenko, N. P. Khryashsheva. In Philological Class. 2017. №4 (50). P. 130-134. DOI 10.26710/fk17-04-20 .