Letters of Andrey Platonov to Maria Kashintseva as an integrated text Cover Image

Письма Андрея Платонова к Марии Кашинцевой как единый текст
Letters of Andrey Platonov to Maria Kashintseva as an integrated text

Author(s): Elena Alekseevna Podshivalova
Subject(s): Fiction, Metaphysics, Social Philosophy, Russian Literature, Culture and social structure , Theory of Literature
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: Andrey Platonov; N. G. Chernyshevsky; A. Blok; the letters; the cultural code;
Summary/Abstract: Letters of A. Platonov could be regarded not only as a personal document or a biographical source to comment works of fiction. While integrated they make up a comprehensive inherently valued text with the main focus on the correspondence with the bride and later his wife Maria Kashintseva. The author’s intention to see in his feeling of love not only his personal psychological state but also revealed vibrations of the Universe, the wish to make his private life a common property and to represent it as a cultural pattern remind us of the much the same experience of N. G. Chernyshevsky and A. Blok. All of them regarded themselves as a “new individual” whose feelings were supposed to bring revelation to the world. Thus, they preserved their personal experience in different types of texts (both personal and literary texts). A. Platonov inherits his predecessors’ creative life strategy in a new historical environment; therefore he transforms established cultural patterns. His human nature combines rational features of N. G. Chernyshevsky and metaphysical background of A. Blok. In his letters to the bride A. Platonov uses the cultural code of A. Blok, while in the correspondence with his wife he applies to the cultural code introduced by N. G. Chernyshevsky. In his love experience A. Platonov combined two lines of Russian public opinion: social Utopia and mysticism. His destiny is a tool to measure the level of the humanistic self-sufficiency of the public opinions mentioned above.

  • Page Range: 305-315
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Russian
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