Aesthete Archetype in the A. Marienhof’s Discourse of Narrator and Persona in 1920-s

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The article dwells on functioning of aesthete archetype in the A. Marienhof’s discourse of narrator and persona in 1920-s, its influence of poet-imaginist’s individual style. A special attention is given to determining the factors of forming A. Marienhof’s aesthetic worldview. The early 1920-s poems from the “Reality” collection, “Blind legs” and “Magdalene” poems etc. are the most representative, and characterized by the presence of the aesthete archetype in different aspects. The persona of A. Mariehof’s poetry reveals features of poet-aesthete who he feels not so much the beauty of the world and the human being as the perfection of the artistic form. As an aesthete, he “separates the aesthetic aspect of the perceptible from its ethical and cognitive aspect”. A. Marienhof beheld the revolution not as a moral but as aesthetic experience. It appears in his artistic works as a fantastic collage composed of incidents. The surrealism of the revolutionaryreality with the feeling of its absurdity neighbored to the surrealism of peculiar beauty of the unexpected and counterintuitive events. The descriptive and prescriptive strategies of discourse creation are prevalent. The corporality, appearance, newsworthiness, realityare perceived through the emphasis of something dreadful and physical.

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G G Isaev

Astrakhan State University

Chair of Literature




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