Postmodern Paraphrase of the Genre Tradition: Worldview Contest and Poetics

Boris Pavlovich Ivanyuk


The article describes the causes, the essence, and significance than the previous artistic experience postmodern attitude to tradition, in particular, the genre one. The reference of the postmodern games with archaic mythological ritual reveals their ideological “dissimilar similarity”, its participation in the historical “memory of the genre”, defines the value of allusions as the main figure of postmodern mnemonic practice provides an analytical overview of the genre tradition Horatian “Exegimonumentum” in Russian poetry “Monument” XVIII-XXI centuries. Their typological description reveals three trends in the history of the mnemonic paraphrase of the case text. The first is to follow the tradition of the prestigious Horatian“Monument” in the genre forms of imitation and transposition, the second—in a polemical rejection of him and follow classical models “Monument”, is carried out mainly with the help of an antithesis, the third—in the game re-creation this tradition with such stylistic figures as abbreviation (“Monument”—distich by M. Gendelev), travesty (dramatic poem by L. Sukhotin“Literary Monuments”), and burlesque irony (“Monument. You see, I erected for myself in a moment...” by V. Demykin). The article presents a detailed analysis of the “Monument” by M. Gendelev and “Literary monuments” by M. Sukhotin. The study of literary texts presented the following conclusions. Classical “Monuments” are characteristic of the author’s adaptation of the modality of tradition in post-classical, on the contrary, the tradition is refracted in the personal mode of the author’s consciousness. The third trend—postmodern—ironic characterized by eversion canonical “monument” inside that has the effect of stylistic alienation and estrangement from mnemonic tradition of the genre, “monument” for the formation of her memory, without which it is impossible other existence in the modern history of the poetic consciousness. This is the responsibility of the designated paraphrase of postmodern genre tradition.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p402

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