ARCHETYPICAL CONCEPT “BETRAYAL”: A VARIANT OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN LITERATURE (V. MAKANIN)

  • Stankevicha, A.
Abstract:
The novel about the Chechen War “Asan” (“????”, 2008), where the concept “betrayal” has a structure-forming function, is the most significant text among the ones written by V. Makanin during the past decades. Key lexemes (it is repeatedly emphasized by the author himself) explain what is happening in the society: “to turn in” – “to betray” – “to sell”. The novel “Two Sisters and Kandinsky” (“??? ?????? ? ??????????”, 2011) constructs the concept “betrayal” in the context of the history of an individual human being and the Russian society of the 20th century, when a snitch (betrayer) was the most important figure in the state. In V. Makanin’s prose, in contrast to the narrow political interpretation widespread in the society, there are presented almost all types and kinds of betrayal: starting from betrayal in personal relations between a man and a woman, betrayal of a friend, violation of a social compact, betrayal of a strata or a state, and coming to the most terrible in the opinion of the writer ego-betrayal, i.e. oblivion of one’s ideals and principles (the most terrible in the opinion of the writer). The analysis of the novels by V. Makanin leads to the conclusion that the dyad “loyalty – betrayal” is the core in his world view, and “loyalty” is almost of a sacred character, and “recovery” of the society is possible only if it returns to a new “sacrum”.
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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
V. Makanin; meta-text; mental formation; concept; betrayal; society.
Volume:
17
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References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-97-1 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book6, Vol.1, 187-194 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGE
Book number:
6.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
187-194
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51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
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Period:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
ISBN:
978-619-7105-97-1
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-97-1 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book6, Vol.1, 187-194 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB61/S11.23, 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB61/S11.23
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