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Psychoanalyse und ihre Signale in der russischen Literatur der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (V. M. Garšins Erzählung Die rote Blume)

Title in English Psychoanalyse and Its Signale in the Russian Literature of the Second Half of the 19th Century (Garshins Short Story The Red Flower)


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Germanoslavica. Zeitschrift für germano-slawische Studien
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords V. M. Garshin; The Red Flower; psychoanalyse; inner world; symbolic expression
Description The paper deals with the short story The Red Flower by V. M. GARSHIN. The depiction of the inner world of the hero is supposed to be a typical attempt of art to try to understand the processes that are going on in the inner world of a human being. The conscious and the unconscious are mixed simultaneously in the mental processes of the hero´s mind on symbolic basis which corresponds with the psychoanalytic theory that appeared only some decades thereafter. The unlikely complex mental processes led the author to the conviction to choose a mentally disordered person as the hero of the short story.

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