From muteness to silence. Woman as an author and creator in prose of Russian female writers of the XX century Cover Image

Od milczenia do zamilknięcia. Kobieta jako autor i twórca w prozie pisarek rosyjskich początku XX wieku
From muteness to silence. Woman as an author and creator in prose of Russian female writers of the XX century

Author(s): Ewa Komisaruk
Subject(s): Anthropology, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Russian Literature, Philology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Russian literature; 20th century literature; female writers; muteness; literature and culture; gender

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to the issue of female-writer status in Russian female prose of the beginning of the XX century. The following works are the subject of this analysis: Anna’s Notes (Записки Анны, 1910) of Nadezhda Sanzhar’, The Wrath of Dionysus (Гнев Диониса, 1910) of Evdokiia Nagrodskaia and Unlit Lamps (Лампады незажженные, 1914) of Anna Mar. None of these female authors managed to create a literary female hero, completely devoted to art. Female heroes of their prose, once deprived of the possibility of creative expression, achieving at last the right to perform the craft of art, soon, out of their own free will, they quite unexpectedly abandon their activity. The reason for this effect, called by the article’s author the process “from muteness to silence” is held in the unsettled conflict of the intellectual and sensory element, on which their world is built upon.

  • Issue Year: 1/2007
  • Issue No: 117
  • Page Range: 5-20
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish