Alexander N. Taganov
Ivanovo State University
The geometry of artistic space in the works by Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust
Taganov A.N. The geometry of artistic space in the works by Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2021, vol. 27, № 3, pp. 165–169 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-165-169
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-165-169
УДК: 821(44).09''19/20''
Publish date: 2021-08-18
Annotation: The article considers the peculiarities of the artistic system in the works by the French writer of the turn of the 19th–20th centuries, VLGE Marcel Proust. The foundations of his aesthetic views, which are manifested primarily at the level of the structural organisation in the novel cycle “In Search of Lost Timeˮ are studied. The specificity of the narrative, where the main role is played by involuntary memory, allows us to speak about the special geometry of the artistic space in this work. It happens due to Proust's rejection of “plane psychologyˮ in favour of “psychology in time”. It is shown how on such a basis, thanks to the mnemonic mechanism, a complex connection of spontaneously arising spatial fragments with the temporal moments of existence arises and the chronotopic structure of the novel, built on the principle of relativity, is constructed where time becomes, in fact, the fourth dimension of space.
Keywords: French literature, involuntary memory, artistic space, artistic time, chronotope, geometry of artistic space.
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Author's info: Alexander N. Taganov, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor of Foreign Philology Department, Ivanovo State University, 153025, Central Federal district, Ivanovo, 39, Ermak street, Russia, shishtag@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3270-1277