The ontological discourse and natural hero in the stories of V. I. Belov

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Release:

2015, Vol. 1. №3(3)

Title: 
The ontological discourse and natural hero in the stories of V. I. Belov


About the authors:

Olga K. Lagunova, Dr. Sci. (Philol), Professor, Russian and Foreign Literature Department, University of Tyumen; eleshenka@yandex.ru

Yulia A. Tsimbalova, Postgraduate Student, Russian and Foreign Literature Department, University of Tyumen; rijuliya@yandex.ru

Abstract:

The article systematically presents the conditions and factors of formation of the ontological discourse in national literary culture of the 20th century. The authors of the article justify the status of a positive hero like a polemical response to the aggressiveness of the official discourse. In the article the ontological discourse is interpreted as ousting the historical trauma by the representatives of peasant community within the framework of the Soviet civilization and crystallization of the popular notions of the proper on the basis of ancestral memory and peaceful work ethic. Analyzing the approaches of researchers to the typology of ontological heroes in Russian prose and the data of numerous stories by V. I. Belov, the authors propose a generalized vision of a traditional hero as an alternative to the discourse of social-utopian project and its subject. Discourse scale of the analysis requires textual data of other representatives of ontological prose (ex.: V. G. Astafjev, V. G. Rasputin), which provide the necessary bulk of the phenomenon refl ection and clarifi cation of the specifi city of the Vologda writer aesthetic strategies.

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