The phenomenon of expressionistic drama: the tragedy
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Явление экспрессионистской драмы: трагедия «Владимир Маяковский»
The phenomenon of expressionistic drama: the tragedy "Vladimir Mayakovsky"

Author(s): Mária Buzás
Subject(s): Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Majakovskij; “V. Majakovskij. Tragedy”; Russian expressionism; expressionist drama;

Summary/Abstract: The study discusses expressionism not only as a school of art but as a stylistic reflection of a subjective attitude towards life and a world concept also; as a reflection of the atmosphere of the age. According to Russian literary studies of 90s the expressionist work of art is examined by a new, a philosophical aspect in view: this way expressionism is related to existentialism and personalism. The artistic world concept—which is a reflection of the tragical atmosphere of the beginning of the 2 0 th century—is connected with the collapse of humanist scale of values, with moral and existential doubts of the individual. In the arts this crisis appears as a collapse of aesthetic norms. V. Majakovskij’s drama “V. Majakovskij. Tragedy” is examined on the one hand as a tipical expressionist work of art, and on the other hand as a part of contemporary Russian art (related to futurism in literature and neoprimitivism in painting). The characteristic features of expressionist drama are discussed by a philosophical aspect in view. In the centre of interest is the research of particular consciousness of the lyric entity/ of the hero of the tragedy

  • Issue Year: 45/2000
  • Issue No: 1-4
  • Page Range: 261-277
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Russian