The article is devoted to the analysis of A. A. Blok’s “The Scythians.” Blok as a poet of the “purging storm” believed in “music of the revolution.” For him, the consciousness of “inseparability and non-interference of art, life and politics” had “one musical meaning” and “one musical pressure.” In 1918, one of the most important metaphors for Blok was “Russia is the storm,” Russia is the first violin in the world orchestra, and Russia is the Sphinx. The poem “The Scythians” is one of the most important works in the post-October creativity of Blok. ”The Scythians” is considered as a political and ideological manifesto containing several important points. Having in mind the numerous influences, tracing the roots and sources of Blok’s socio-cultural thought, expressed in an organic for the Block poetic form, we can see such four basic points. The first point: Russia is not Europe. We are more descendants of Genghis Khan than children of European civilization. The second point: Russia is a young civilization, full, as Lev Gumilev would put it, of “passionary” power. The following point: Russia is full of “universal responsiveness” (Dostoevsky), and the treasures of the Western spirit are available to it as well. The last point, and the paradoxical, if to proceed from the spirit of the whole poem in full: the West will be saved from the degradation and collapse in only one case - if you come to our brotherly embrace. “Barbaric,” “Scythian” Russia will illuminate the people leading the way to universal peace and brotherhood. Despite the subsequent disappointment in the Bolsheviks, at this stage it is possible to trace certain intersections between the Bolshevik utopia and personal Blok’s utopian dreams.
|Translated title of the contribution||A. A. BLOK’S “THE SCYTHIANS” AS A POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL MANIFESTO|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Вестник Кемеровского государственного университета культуры и искусств|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
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