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Keywords: A.F. Losev’s philosophical prose, musical myth, musical worldview, The Woman- Thinker, autobiographism, philosophy of music.
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Rimondi G. Musical Outlook in Alexey Losev’s Novel The Woman-Thinker. Studia Litterarum, 2018, vol. 3, no 1, pp. 140–153. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2018-3-1-140-153

Author: Giorgia Rimondi
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Giorgia Rimondi, PhD, University of Parma, Via Università, 12, 43121 Parma PR, Italy, PhD student, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Received: June 27, 2017
Published: March 25, 2018
Issue: 2018 Vol. 3, №1
Department: Russian Literature
Pages: 140-153
DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2018-3-1-140-153
UDK: 821.161.1.0
BBK: 83.3(2Рос=Рус)6

Abstract

This article discusses the role of music in the context of A.F. Losev’s philosophical prose of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Describing the key ideas of Losev’s philosophy of music, the essay presents Losev as both the writer and the philosopher and analyzes the relationship between these two facets of his work. It pays particular attention to the way philosophical ideas are conveyed in the novel The Woman-Thinker where the opposition of rational thought and antinomical knowledge emerges in the form of a binary of the “musical” and the “non-musical,” as two modes of attitude to the being. In the novel, the specificity of the musical worldview is embodied in the tragic fate of the pianist Radina whose character reveals a deep reflection on the meaning of life and the spiritual state of   contemporaneity.

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