Кризисы культуры и авторы на границе эпох в литературе и философии
The present issue traces the conference held in Sept 2011 and devoted to the 70th anniversary of dr. Igor Smirnov, the famous literary and cultural theorist from the Slavic Dept of Konstanz University, Germany. This is the first step of the framework project to explore boundary periods in the history of Russian Culture in opposition to the traditional viewpoint of "Cultural Explosion" conceptualized in the late 1980s by Yuri Lotman in Tartu. The contributors share a notion of crisis as a systematical process which is presupposed in different cultures with irregular rhythm depending from their ideology and aesthetics.
The paper examines how a writer turns to rewriter who repairs his/her and other works according to changes political conditions. In patrticular, the Soviet writer is a special kind of employee, a machine of an endless improvement - not of style or creative manner but of the ability to guess all whims of authorities and to repent of the mistakes (first of all, potential, imaginary mistakes). The material of Viktor Shklovsky's production may brightly demonstrate how does repair of a text replace an innovative mechanism of its creation in absentia.