Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Representation


PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE: CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP

Ansuman Khataniar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 2699-2704

Though literature may be viewed as a document of human experience, yet there are many philosophical implications of it. Philosophy deals with certain very intractable questions related to our life and experience. The analytic tradition of philosophy with its emphasis upon clarity and precision was inspired by science. But there are certain aspects of philosophy which brings it close to literature : its use of rhetoric, metaphors and thought experiments are examples. We find philosophy in literature and also literature in philosophy. There is also a branch of study called philosophy of literature which investigates the nature of literary interpretation and also the presuppositions and foundations of literature. The Platonic view that literature is mere imitation of imitation is unsubstantiated. Here representation goes beyond the particular. The ‘representation’ is here that of the essences, which explains the universal appeal of literature.

Documentation Of The Soviet Soul: An Evaluation Of The Works Of Svetlana Alexievich

Dr. Ajoy Batta; Garima Sharma; Dr. Pavitar Parkash Singh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6141-6144

The present research focuses on the evaluation of the works of Svetlana Alexievich in context to the subject of representation of the Soviet man in her texts. Alexievich writes non-fiction and has written five major works that are collectively called the Voices of Utopia. The soviet soul which remains unrepresented because of the political oppression they faced find a voice in her texts. These texts inherently are in the form of documentation of the narratives of the people who were a part of the Soviet Union, and focuses on the major historical events and their impacts on the lives of the people. Following the Russian tradition of writing, the historical events coincide with the people getting majorly affected in their personal and collective lives. These collective documentations give us an understanding of the struggles of the common man which do not find representation in any of the history text books. There are only grand narratives of the nation available in various texts, but nothing in the sort of Alexievich’s representation. The history of the common people is under consideration in this paper through the works of Alexievich.