B. Pasternak’s “My Sister — Life” in Hermeneutic Reception

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2020, Vol. 6. № 4 (24)

B. Pasternak’s “My Sister — Life” in Hermeneutic Reception

For citation: Barykin A. V. 2020. “B. Pasternak’s “My Sister — Life” in Hermeneutic Reception”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 6, no. 4 (24), pp. 63-75. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2020-6-4-63-75

About the author:

Alexey V. Barykin, Cand. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor, Department of Russian Language, Tyumen Higher Military Engineering Command School; barykin.aleksej@list.ru; ORCID: 0000-0002-9799-8748


The relevance of this article lies in the hermeneutic approach to the analysis of a literary work, the verbal images of which are explicitly or implicitly oriented towards the traditional, mythical-sacred, and metaphysical semantic certainty. This work also presents a psychoanalytic interpretation of some images and examines the peculiarities of the poetics of the motive structure, figurative dominants, and lyrical plots, as well as their cyclic and dynamic orientation in the semantization of the text space and its allegorical code. Particular attention is paid to identifying the creative character of the lyrical hero, their ontological-existential state, which goes back to the primordial primogeniture of man and natural phenomena.

Among the specific features of poetics, the metaphoricity of the artistic word attracts most attention, cultivating the identity of existential and subjective-emotional manifestations — which gives rise to the effect of the personality of artistic ontology: signs of the originality of the author’s vision. The hermeneutic reception in the work is complicated by the phenomenological reading of the reflexive practice of the lyrical subject, which determines the dynamics of the figurative development.

In terms of methodology, the intertextual approach is actualized, which allows revealing the situation of the poet’s dialogue with literary and mythical-religious traditions.


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