Nature and Man in Contemporary Russian Prose

The deceptive ease of this topic can lead a student to empty reasoning about the beauty and eternity of nature. It is necessary to understand that already in the “rural” prose – the 60-70th years of the 20th century – one of the reasons for concern about the village is the ecological crisis, the destruction of close ties between man and nature, which are traditional for the nation. That is why in Belov’s work, V. Astafyev, S. Zalygin, V. Rasputin, there is talk that the degradation of modern man, the decline of his morality and leads to the violation of natural law, introduces a state of ecological crisis. “Authors of the manual” Preparing for the examination in literature “(SPU, 1996 ) A. A. O. Bolshev and O. V. Vasil’ev indicate that the works of these authors pervades thought, “Man, as an integral part of nature, to live according to natural law” (S. Zalygin)

Modern life, progress alienates a person from the

natural world, forms in him the psychology of a temporary worker who ruthlessly exploits nature, which he feels simply by the environment, not by the “temple, but by the workshop”, acting much more rigidly than Bazarov.

A graduate is more productive to concentrate on one work. These can be narratives in the stories “Tsar-Fish” (1976) by V. Astafyev or V. Rasputin’s story “Farewell to the Mother” (1976) or “Fire” (1985).

In Astafiev’s work, which has an open publicism, the focus is on environmental issues.

V. Astafiev draws a whole chain of paintings of poaching outrage over nature. Poachers from him – and government officials, mercilessly destroying the great Yenisei in the name of victorious statistics. The researchers note that the writer manages not to fall into social romanticism, he understands that the past can not be returned, even though each story ends with a mandatory punishment of the poacher.

“Lyrical meditations” (NL Leiderman) of the author about the fragility and quivering of life constitute an emotional,

charming part of the narrative.

Modern life he compares with the winter, when people only warms the dream of summer, warmth and sun. Warms the hope, but if the long-awaited harmony comes – the author does not give an answer to this question.

If the student turns to the Rasputin story “Fire”, then here he also has to point out that the work is publicistic, which indicates that addressing to the theme of an ecological and moral catastrophe does not give the author himself final answers. The questions remain unsolvable. Can a new generation of writers, the next generation of Russian citizens, offer their solution?

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Nature and Man in Contemporary Russian Prose