Tat’yana Yu. Nikitina
Tyumen State University
The evolution of plot in Arseny Tarkovsky’s lyrical poetry of 1930-60s: "Guest-Star", "Before Snowing"
Nikitina T.Yu. The evolution of plot in Arseny Tarkovsky’s lyrical poetry of 1930-60s: "Guest-Star", "Before Snowing". Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2020, vol. 26, № 1, pp. 149–153 (In Russ.). DOI 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-1-149-153
DOI: 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-1-149-153
УДК: 821.161.1.09”20”
Publish date: 2020-07-16
Annotation: The article considers the development of typological plot event in Arseny Tarkovsky’s lyrical poetry from his early works presented in the book "Guest-Star", to poems written in 1950-60s, making the collection "Before Snowing". Particular attention is paid to the correlation of plot event and spatial model of the world which reflects the acquired emotional and mental experience and actualises ideas about the essence of interaction of the world and man. In Arseny Tarkovsky’s poems of 1930-40s, the spatial model of the world is presented as a correlation of "centre" and "periphery" ("home" and outside world) which actualises the opposition of life as such and reflective consciousness of the poet alienated from external existence. In lyrical poetry of 1950-60s, the development of the spatial model takes place which is connected with refusal from truths of the highest order and an attempt of justification of the value of the world of men. At first Arseny Tarkovsky represented such model as a floral vertical which has anthropomorphic features – Tree of World. The plot event is the reflection on the essence of this spatial model and awareness of its deficiencies – it reveals its ambivalence combining elevated and low images of the world and in consciousness it alienates from living life with its "noxiousness". The result of the evolution of the plot event in Arseny Tarkovsky’s lyrical poetry of 1930-60s is confirmation of incomprehensibility and mystique of life and also refusal from absolute knowledge and transfer of meaningfulness of creativity to preservation of “root relationship” between man and world of men.
Keywords: lyrical plot, plot event, world spatial model, Arseny Tarkovsky
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Author's info: Tat’yana Yu. Nikitina, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Tyumen State University; Mendeleev Tobolsk Pedagogic Institute (branch of Tyumen State University), Tobolsk, Russia. E-mail: t.y.nikitina@utmn.ru