METHODS OF TRANSLATION OF NATURAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN «THE NOTCHES» BY V. P. ASTAFYEV (ON THE EXAMPLE OF ANALYSIS OF THE LYRICAL MINIATURES «SUMMER LIGHTNING» AND «RICH EAR OF WHEAT»)
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Abstract: The article studies the lyrical character of the miniatures «The Summer Lightning» (Khlebozary) and «The Rich Ear of Wheat» (Sil’nyy kolos) by V. P. Astafyev, which are included in the first Notebook of his book “The Notches” (Zatesi). The works of several authors (Yu. N. Chumakov, E. V. Kapinos, E. Yu. Kulikova, A. Hansen-Love, etc.) about small forms absorbing the properties of poetic forms, and the theory of lyrical plot served as a methodological foundation of analysis. Analysis of the lyrical plot expressed by a “fluctuation” of personifications allows the author of the article to reflect the Sophian properties of the world depicted in the miniatures. These properties are determined by the writer’s philosophical idea associated, as it was shown by I. I. Plekhanova, with the theme of Eternal Femininity. They reveal themselves in “nonlinear” presentation of Feminine traits of natural-cosmic being both in «The Summer Lightning» and «The Rich Ear of Wheat». The holistic image is created by an alternation and intercoordination of various facets of the feminine. However, the miniature «The Rich Ear of Wheat», written seven years later, has a slightly different narrative and plot structure. Astafyev refuses in it from personification of the lyrical subject and uses indirect forms of its expression: «peasants’ choir» and elements of autobiography. But trying to give the floor directly to grain farmers, the writer simultaneously believes that the “right” to reflection of the natural consciousness and its translation belongs to the lyrical consciousness. At the same time, the feminine function of Mother-Earth as the key idea of the author is realized by a system of thematic motifs. The keynote of natural wisdom is tinged with the semantics of the motifs of quietness, warmth, darkness, and flame. The music motif grants this system rhythmico-semantic harmony.
Key words: LYRICAL MINIATURES; CYCLE; SUGGESTIVENESS; LITERARY MOTIFS; LYRICAL PLOTS; HOLY WISDOM; RUSSIAN LITERATURE; RUSSIAN WRITERS; LITERARY CREATIVE ACTIVITY; REVOLUTIONS
Khryashcheva, N. P. Methods of Translation of Natural Consciousness in «The Notches» by V. P. Astafyev (on the example of analysis of the lyrical miniatures «Summer Lightning» and «Rich Ear of Wheat») / N. P. Khryashcheva. In Philological Class. 2018. №4 (54). P. 137-142. DOI 10.26710/fk18-04-20 .