The phenomenon of ‘silence’ of ontological prose of 1970s by russian and russian-speaking writers

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Release:

Vesntik TSU. Philology. 2014

Title: 
The phenomenon of ‘silence’ of ontological prose of 1970s by russian and russian-speaking writers


About the authors:

Sergey A. Komarov, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Professor, Department of Russian and Foreign Literature, University of Tyumen; russlit@utmn.ru

Elena L. Yudintseva,
postgraduate student, Department of Philology and Culture, Ishim State Pedagogical Institute

Abstract:

Silence is definitely an ethnic phenomenon, that is why the comparative analysis of the texts of Russian and Russian-speaking writers detects the specifics of making motive-thematic complex «silence» not only of an individual, but also of a supra-individual order. Ontological prose with its constant features highlights the mental bias and variations in certain crucial points of the text, where the cultural genotype of the author works unconsciously and automatically. The phenomenon of silence is an index to differences in the worldimage of writers. This paper marks the common features of the phenomenon of silence in the texts of the 1970s, belonging to one genre and written by Nenetsky, Khanty and the Chukotsky Russian-speaking writers. The article also studies the differences between this prose and works written by the three representatives of the Russian literature school (V. Rasputin, V. Krupin, V. Lichutin). The study establishes that the origin of one of the authors (A. Kim) correlates with the mixed type of the realization of the complex “silence”. The paper highlights four different approaches to the analysis of silence, formulates broad cultural and anthropological and socio-cultural basis for mapping ontological search of writers in Russia in the second half of XX century.

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