La confesionnalite theatralisee dans l’œuvre d'Alexandre Pouchkine (le cycle des pieces «Les petites tragedies », 1830)

Authors

  • Galina Subbotina

Keywords:

Alexander Pushkin, autobiography

Abstract

The Theatralized Confession in the “Little Tragedies” (1830) by Alexander Pushkin
This study offers an analysis of “The Littles Tragedies” (1830) by Alexander Pushkin in light of Michel Foucault's ideas. The confession is central to Foucault’s understanding of the inner workings of the ruling power. According to him, Western societies have established con¬fessions as one of the main tools used in order to extract the truth. It is such a vital tool, that Foucault goes as far as to argue that Western man has become a “confessing animal”. In contrast, Oleg Kharkhordin demonstrates that within the Orthodox Church, the tradition of the auricular confession does not play the same role as in Western culture. For Russian society, the public penance rite is far more important. “The Little Tragedies” reflect this feature of Russian cultural tradition: the confession has a dialogic, theatricalised and objectivized form.

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Published

2020-10-14

How to Cite

Subbotina, G. (2020) “La confesionnalite theatralisee dans l’œuvre d’Alexandre Pouchkine (le cycle des pieces «Les petites tragedies », 1830)”, Symbolon, 16(2(29), pp. 23–30. Available at: http://uartpress.ro/journals/index.php/symbolon/article/view/166 (Accessed: 19 July 2024).

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