The Concept of Personality of the Writer in the Books by A. Bely "Arabesques" and "Green Meadow"

Margarita Afanasyeva, Viacheslav Krylov
2016 unpublished
The heritage of the Silver Age, in particular the works by Andrey Bely, the theorist of symbolism, the poet and writer, critic, attract the interest in modern study of literature. Many new studies of both foreign scholars [Gerald Janecek, 1978; Helle L. J., 1996.; Langen, 2005], and of our country are devoted to his works. In literary studies a number of scholars engaged in the problems of prose and poetic texts, memoirs by A. Bely, however, the works covering his critical prose are almost
more » ... ose are almost non-existent. T. L. Kapinus started to repair this gap in examining the symbolist's critical early prose of 1902-1905 in terms of aesthetics and poetics [Kapinus T. L. 2013]. It defines the aim of our work-to have a detailed look at the genre originality of the articles, books by A. Bely through the prism of his symbolist concept of personality. The material for this study is based on the books of the articles by A. Bely "Arabesques" (1910) and "Green Meadow" (1911). To study the genre peculiarity of the symbolist's books "Arabesques" and "Green Meadow", the concepts of personality in literary portraits, we used the methods of cultural, structural and system analysis. The analysis carried out has shown that the critic depicts contemporary writers and their predecessors from the point of view of their ability to know the mysteries of existence. In order to show how the portrayed is close to the answer, A. Bely uses the following models: the personality of the creator becomes like theurgist, who can transform the world and bring humanity to All-unity; the ability of the personality to hear the true music of life (music category); appeal to the archaic model face image-face-mask. The order of literary portraits and articles in books reveals the degree of personality's importance for the era and ability to deliver the world from chaos.