Vissarion Belinsky

Vissarion Belinsky

Russian thinker, writer, literary critic, essayist, philosopher Westerner.
But in this world of morally-warped phenomena there are rare and happy exceptions of truly great magnitude, which always pay dearly for their exclusiveness and fall a prey to their own superiority. Natures of genius, themselves unaware of their genius, they are relentlessly killed by an unconscious society as an expiatory sacrifice to its own sins … Such is Pushkin’s Tatiana.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The object of a comedy is not to correct morals or ridicule the vices of society; no, a comedy should depict the discrepancies between life and purpose, should be the fruit of bitter indignation aroused by the degradation of human dignity, should be sarcasm, and not an epigram, convulsive laughter and not an amused grin, should be written with bile and not diluted salt, in a word, it should embrace life in its highest significance.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge -- they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order to have a literature, a nation must live, not merely on the practical, but on the moral and spiritual plane as well, contributing through its national life to the development of some side of the universal spirit of man.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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