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The Journal of Literary History and Theory
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TALENT AND FAME IN SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE GREAT (GOETHE AND PUSHKIN)

Chavchanidze J.L.

Abstract

The article deals with the question that confronted the outstanding masters of literature at the level of socio-philosophical concepts of the early 19 th century – the meaning of creative work. The expression of this is considered in the judgements of Goethe and Pushkin about the complexity of relations with the mass of readers – an indispensable act of poetic selfconsciousness both as such and as individual. The author’s dissatisfaction formulated by the words crowd, mob and the belief in the limited understanding of art by the crowd – regardless of its reaction both positive and negative are analyzed. The concomitant need of the artist for a fair assessment, for fame, which in fact represents the criterion of his talent is stated as an insoluble contradiction.

Keywords

Goethe; Pushkin; talent; creativity; mob; fame.

For citation

Chavchanidze, J.L. “Talent and Fame in Self-consciousness of the Great (Goethe and Pushkin)”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 4(62), 2023, pp. 181–186. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.62.11

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.62.11

References

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