The Absence of Hope in the Work of A. Platonov “The Foundation Pit” Cover Image

A. Platonov’un “Çukur” Eserinde Umudun Kayiplari
The Absence of Hope in the Work of A. Platonov “The Foundation Pit”

Author(s): Reyhan Çelik
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Political history, Social history, Russian Literature, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
Keywords: A. Platonov; The foundation Pit; Being Collective; The system of the Soviet;

Summary/Abstract: With the revolution of October 1917 a new political process has begun in Russia. This process has not only changed the daily life of the Russian people, but also has exterminated the humanistic emotions of them. This subject has been the main question of the works of A.Platonov, who observed the sechanges on the people since the begining of the revolution. Although aforementioned difficulties expressed by some writers of that period, due to the tough stance in the works Platonov is considered to be against the regime. However, despite all the pressures he continues to express thoughts clearly. He is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century Russian literature with language, philosophy, as well as the revolution approaches; in his time he reflects the suffering of the people and challenges in society. He attracts attention both the stylistic features of literary art and thoughts of anti-regime. Some of the author’s works have been translated into Turkish. These works are “Dzhan”, “The Foundation Pit”, “Chevengur”. “The foundation Pit” which he has written up in 1930, however, published in 1987 in Russia. In his work “The foundation Pit”, he has drawn the profile of ‘new human’ which has occuerd to get her with the the socialist system. In this work are transferred painful losses, which given to achieve overall collectivization. Voşçev removed from his job because of the thoughtfulness, for the search to truth, will join the ranks of people working for the sake of this hope and in work is expressed what happened in this process. At the same time in work, against the Soviet regime’s utopian thought has created an anti-utopia. In this work the life philosophy of the villagers that live in the Soviet system and their journey to hope has been examined relative to the life philosophy of the period.

  • Issue Year: 19/2013
  • Issue No: 76
  • Page Range: 241-247
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Turkish