Barbares/sauvages : Les non-civilisés dans 'Les Barbares' de Maxime Gorki

  • When Gorki wrote his play "The Barbarians" (1906), he probably did not intend to raise such an intricate problem as the relationship between the barbarian, the savage and the civilized. Neither did he envisage talking about this triadic relation in reference to its political, historical and philosophical meaning. He proceeded as a writer and managed to construct a peculiar literary figure of the "barbarian" in its multiple aspects, and as related to other figures, such as the savage, in the first place. In this paper I argue that Gorki's intrinsically literary venture consisted in trying to make collide two categories that never normally enter in a dual relationship, but are always mediated by the category of the "civilized". The objective of this paper is to examine the consequences of this forced dualism, which without imposing any idea of civilization, however, ends up by setting it as a problem for further meditation and, without giving any solution, invites the reader to pursue his reflection.

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Author:Ioulia Podoroga
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Poetik und Rhetorik des Barbarischen = Poétique et rhétorique du barbare, Colloquium Helveticum ; 45
Publisher:Aisthesis Verlag
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Editor:Melanie Rohner, Markus Winkler
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2018/08/30
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Release Date:2018/08/30
GND Keyword:Gorʹkij, Maksim; Barbar <Motiv>; Varvary
Page Number:19
First Page:99
Last Page:118
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 89 Andere Literaturen / 890 Literaturen anderer Sprachen
8 Literatur / 89 Andere Literaturen / 891 Ostindoeuropäische, keltische Literaturen
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Poetik und Rhetorik des Barbarischen = Poétique et rhétorique du barbare (Colloquium Helveticum ; 45.2016)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht