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Problem of literary psychologism and its lighting in post-soviet high school

Journal: Paradigm of knowlege (Vol.24, No. 4)

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Page : 41-71

Keywords : psychology; "Inner Man"; biblical-Augustinian tradition; literary character.;

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The article studies the phenomenon of the formation of literary image of psychology in the mainstream of the biblical tradition and in a complex dialogue with the ancient tradition. Antique literature is inferior to the Bible in the field of Psychologizing. The Bible reveals the richness of the psychological world of the "Inner Man" – in his love for God and the Woman, in his desperate suffering at the moments of God's rejection, in David's cries for the absurdly deceased traitorous – his son Absalom, in the wailing of Jeremiah about the destroyed Jerusalem, etc. Later, the sinless becomes the ideal Christ, imitation of which (Thomas Kempis) is a very difficult path, requiring constant self-improvement, confessions and fasting, incessant rising after falling and overcoming despair. All this has determined the specificity of interpretation the psychology of medieval literature and the subsequent narrowing of the psychological sphere in classicism, which sought to disavow the Christian interest in the "Inner Man". The psychology of the New Age formed in the mainstream of the Modern project, proceeding from the dualistic notion of a Man as a lowland creature, who must become a titan transforming the world. This entailed both a reorientation to social issues, and the rapid growth of the "flowers of Evil" in the field of emancipated consciousness. The cordons of Russian classical literature narrow today's view of our literacy's image of psychology on one hand, and on the other hand, it is deformed by the inertia of the classic desire to silence the achievements of the Biblical-Augustinian tradition and to reorient literature from ethics to aesthetics. Therefore, in high school teaching, it is necessary to restore real proportions and complete coverage of the literary process.

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