Axiology: values and relics
Fetisova E.E. —
Plato’s idealism in the poetry book “Garden Of The Universe” by O. Sedakova
// Philosophy and Culture. – 2017. – ¹ 9.
– P. 57 - 66.
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Review: This article examines the poetry of O. Sedakova, a representative of the “delayed literature” of 1970’s – 1980’s, through the vector of Plato’s philosophical teaching, which principles – idealism and cosmology – serve to the interpretation and decoding of the artistic imagery, and in a broader sense – poetic world model. The poetry book “Garden Of The Universe” by O. Sedakova archetypically submerges into the context of “Divine Comedy” by Dante, lyrical cycle “Wild Roses In Bloom” by A. Akhmatova, poetry of the Stoic-“Sixtier” A. Kushner. The works of the poet reflect reminiscences of the Golden Age of Russian literature, as well as Biblical and folklore archetypes. The article meticulously differentiates the genre system of creative works of O. Sedakova, as well as traces the specificity of cross-cultural communication of the traditional and “Renaissance” acmeism (neo-acmeism). The scientific novelty consists in the fact that the works of the insufficiently studied poet neo-Acmeist, representative of the “delayed literature” of 1980’s, is examined and analyzed multifacetedly, in light of the mechanism of cultural memory, as the synthesis of form and content, through the prism of philosophy and culturology. Conclusion is made that the works of O. Sedakova is utterly ontological. Platonic idea of the Good as a culmination of his idealism, transforms into the recreated by the poet-Demiurge Cosmos of the new Garden of the Universe. The author analyzes the character of correlation of the author with the created by him Universe (Good, Cosmos) base on the three types of relations: imitation, belonging, and presence. The poetic world model of O. Sedakova is formed as a synthesis of the elements of classical Russian literature, acmeism, neo-acmeism, and the emerging existentialism of the Russian type (“mystery of subconsciousness”). Thus, the generation of the “delayed literature” develops an external “concentric circle” of neo-acmeism, as well as creates the “metaphysical poetry”, the priority of which is given to the continuously realized quotation dialogue with the classical texts and remarkable sense of historicism. O. Sedakova’s book of poems became the so-called imagery-philosophical realization of the Absolute, “The City of God”. The connection between the past and the future from apocalyptic, existential, unembodied present, demiurgical revival of the new Being from the point of no return, bifurcation – will be the crucial creative strategy of the art and philosophical-cultural paradigm of neo-acmeism of the 1980’s – 1990’s.
Keywords: Cosmos, Good, Synchronic-reminiscent chronotope, Plato’s idealism, Demiurge, Neo-acmeism, Classical heritage, Garden of Eden, Garden, Universe
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