The Child Archetype in A. Platonov’s Short Novel “The Foundation Pit"

Authors

  • Марианна Мкртчян Yerevan State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46991/BYSU:H/2021.7.1.031

Keywords:

A.Platonov, The Foundation Pit, mythopoetics, C.G.Jung, child archetype, search for the truth

Abstract

The article examines the connection between fiction and myth using A. Platonov's short novel "The Foundation Pit". The analysis is based on the provisions of Jung's analytical psychology, in particular, on his theory of archetypes. The article shows how the dream of building the future is accompanied by a deep search for the truth and is closely connected with a theme of childhood. Comparative analysis of the image of Nastya in "The Foundation Pit" with a child archetype described by Jung in his work "The

Author Biography

Марианна Мкртчян, Yerevan State University

PhD, Аssistant Professor of the Chair of Russian Literature

Published

2021-07-27

How to Cite

Мкртчян M. (2021). The Child Archetype in A. Platonov’s Short Novel “The Foundation Pit" . Bulletin of Yerevan University H: Russian Philology, 7(1 (18), 31–42. https://doi.org/10.46991/BYSU:H/2021.7.1.031

Issue

Section

Literary criticism