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Anatoly Sidorevich "Charhinets far from Agatha Christie"

In the Sevastopol park Belarusian capital was bookish avtadafe — blogger Eugene Lipkovich burned books influential circles chairman of the Union of Writers Nicholas Charhinets. He took offense and filed in the court where the case was considered urgent and blogger fined. Have there been similar cases in the country's history, and why the methods of the medieval Inquisition needed in the XXI century? Guest dL — literary historian Anatoly Sidorevich.

Michas Scoble: "Mr. Anatoly, I do not even know you are a lover of Nikolai Charhinets, whose books were given to fire. What is your opinion of this action?"

Anatoly Sidorevich: "First and last time I read a book Charhinets in the era of socialism. What can I say … Charginets far to Simyanona to Agatha Christie or Conan Doyle. As for the action, the people just do not think he does . In a sense, he did Charginets advertising. Yet smoking book does not paint the people who smoke them. There are books that should not be ".

Scoble: "As a bibliophile I know what you mean, but the books can carry evil. How, for example," Mein Kampf ".

smoking book does not paint the people who smoke them …

Sidorevich: "I did not see anything that the book" Mein Kampf "was distributed in our country. Myself I did not see her. Such literature should not be promoted, but as a document of history, as evidence, it should be kept in research libraries, staffed by experts" .

Scoble: "In the history of Belarusian literature have been cases where some authors publicly burned the books of others. For example, a young poet Anatoly Serbantovich in 1970 burned the book, then chairman of the Union of Writers of the BSSR Petrus Brovki "Between the Red Rabbi" — after awarding her the State Award of the Republic. Evdokia A Los burned book Larissa Heniyush "Hell relatives." You probably know Evdokia Iakovlevna. How do you think that would push her to take this step? "

Sidorevich"First, Moose was the Belarusian poet, but it was primarily a Soviet patriot, brought up in an appropriate manner. Secondly, I believe, in the Moose saw Heniyush strong competitor himself. Y. A Evdokia claimed to be the first poet of Belarus."

Scoble: "I am about this even heard of."

Sidorevich: "Los claimed. Buylo Constance was already old and lived far away in Moscow. Eugene Young Yanishchits Moose tried to take care of, patting her on the shoulder. Raya Borovikova also just came out on the literary road. Along comes the name comes in Minsk is a wonderful book" of Nevada Neman. "In short, Evdokia Y. felt that it was not the first poet of Belarus. Perhaps this prompted her to such an extraordinary act."

Scoble: "And as he was treated fellow writers?"

Sidorevich: "And how could such a treat to lunge Yanka Bryl, Maxim Tank, Vladimir Karatkevich? They are from high tribunes, in personal relationships Larissa Heniyush set very high."

Scoble: "That is to say, it was a public condemnation of Moose?"

Sidorevich"You see, then speak out publicly in defense of the book, released in 1942 under German control, it was risky. Y. But Evdokia knew what she had done wrong."

Scoble: "One of my favorite books in school days was a collection of essays of famous writers in the world under the name of" Homo legens "(" The man who reads "). Nested Svyatoslav Belza, he had a large number of illustrations. And I remember how I was struck by one of them — book autos in Nazi Germany. Thousands of people in the area and a huge bonfire of books … where even the burning of books is carried out as a public act? "

Sidorevich: "In Muscovy burned books Ivan Fedorov. Our fellow countryman Fedorov with our other fellow countryman Peter Mstsislavtsam were forced to flee

in the 30s gepeushnikami was destroyed in 1054 books, including works of Maxim Bogdanovich, B. Lastovskogo, J. Forest ……

back to Lithuania, where Gregory Khodkevich gave them the opportunity to release "to teach the gospel." In Muscovy burned the books of the Old Believers, books published during the dissolution of the union, the Metropolitan Joseph Semashko ordered them to bring their and they were destroyed. The Bolsheviks never advertise the destruction of books, though they burned them at the stake, in thousands of furnaces: the book of the same Trotsky, Bukharin, and dozens of others. However, that far from Minsk, "an American" in the 30's burned books Belarusian, not only Belarusian and writers. Writes in his book, "For the tireless work of the KGB" Alexander Lukashuk, then gepeushnikami destroyed 1,054 books, including works of Maxim Bogdanovich, B. Lastovskogo, J. Forest … . "

Scoble: "If a monk committed incompatible with the monastic life act, it rasstrygali. Priests also denied the right to serve. Suppose writer N. discredited in the eyes of the writer's title colleagues. Has no public burning of his books a kind of" rasstryzhennem "deprivation of his" dignity "?

Sidorevich"Burn the book not to burn the idea contained in the book and preached. Finally, the book burning time. They are burned as unnecessary, morally, burn, burn down aesthetically."

Scoble: "Is the burning of books a crime?"

Sidorevich"It depends on the book. I do not know the conditions under which burned handwritten record of Polotsk or those manuscripts that were in the library of St. Sophia Cathedral. Such books are stored in a single copy on the force are re-written in two copies.'s Books like smoking — a crime to culture, to history. And when the book circulation 100,000 copies, and someone burned a book … Well, so people gave it's their relationship. But it is not a crime, because the libraries were still 99,999 copies of " .


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Yury Stankevich, "BELARUSIANS can unite only national idea"

Two publishers — "Goliath" and "The Ark" — jointly published a novel by Yuri Stankevich, "Leech". Two months later, it took an extra edition — the book's website, which has a reputation for innovation and radical rapidly dispersed. "Leech" — the novel is a warning, the pages of which humanity that survived nekalki technological and environmental disasters, let down into the abyss of nothingness. Yury Stankevich agreed to answer our questions.

Michas Scoble: "Mr. Yuri why your novel" Leech "book came out at once, and has not been published in periodicals? We've got independent journals."

Yury Stankevich "I proposed a novel magazine" verb. "We can not say that I was denied, limited edition of silence. This is not the first time. However, I do not take offense to the" verb ", but we need to follow the basic decency. They send work — they do not meet the they're calling — there is no connection. I think that the magazine should somehow clarify its relationship with the authors. unlikely that such a lack of attention to them is good for publication. "

Scoble: "The action in your novel takes place in 2050 — just over forty years of our time. But not too many global zmenav happens to you during this time? Russia has Chaynarosyay, Europe flooded sornery — immigrants from the south, etc. In fact, The world has changed beyond recognition — and all for forty years. "

Stankevich "Literature — is one thing, but reality — is quite different. Zmyanyaetstsa But the world quickly. Did Moonshot amerykanskih astronauts — is not proof of how quickly the phenomenon occur? World is changing rapidly simple. A man, in fact, deteriorating: burning forests , oceans killed by plastic, waste, poison rivers turn to slop sinks, nature cries cry. And not only nature. All this is reflected in the first place by the man himself. And no need to be an expert in ecology, to know how it will all end . I certainly do not want us to have ended the way it is described in the novel, but it is necessary to protect themselves. This is very serious. Moreover, I am not alone in his warnings. Already Who Posted "leeches", I came across a novel amerykanskaga writer K. McCartney "The Road." It describes the event even more horrible. "

Scoble: "Some characters of your novel talking on the artificial language called transmog. And immediately comes to mind Orwell, his novel" 1984 ", invented them novamove. Writer of" leeches ", you're not afraid to peragukvannya Orwell?"

Stankevich "I long ago read the novel" 1984 "and was not even thinking about Orwell when he wrote his novel. Transmog But I did not invent it, and read of the information about it in today's press. Everybody knows what our Belarusian TV … But how- then by chance I looked it up and came across the theme of immortality, in the transfer of the said transfer human consciousness into a computer storage medium. I was very surprised, because just about the senselessness of this issue I wrote about in his novel, it's absurd. nature of the brain is the quantum nature and transfer to the computer storage svyadomastsi scientists lichats hopeless. Overall, the background of the novel takes the idea of the so-called simulation. Are we in a computer simulation, or we are the base of civilization? Of course, to believe or not to believe in such a hypothesis — the case of each individual person. Topics however, there are already raspratsovki transgumanistav, philosophers, scientists, showing that surrounds us submateryya, in fact — the information on it is all the more evidence. PROVEN involved and the characters of my novel. My heroes gather evidence to reject the idea of immortality, for The policy described in the novel of the state. "

Scoble: "The other day I was watching on television for the next barge with Libyan refugees in the Mediterranean. Situation is one hundred per cent Stankevich," The people rushed en masse to the north … ". How were you able to anticipate events that are currently taking place on the Italian island of Lampedusa ? "

Stankevich"These events are taking place not only on the Italian island. Trend this incredible, fantastic migration, the migration of peoples decided on a quarter-century ago, even before. I believe

our people — the people of the donor …

that there is a struggle between the people — for the territory, energy, food and water. About fifteen years ago I wrote a novel, "Love night — the right rats" — there's just about it, and the events are coming true with the clinical sequence. And here I must say a nasty thing for us: our people — the people of the donor. And this is very dangerous, Belarusian rahmanasts and credulity are becoming the vices. Do not just glance at our neighbors, hawk eye, but aliens from far away. I'm not racist, not xenophobia (although sometimes I will cast it), but I would like to ask one question to my critics. Who are the newcomers, whom the authorities actively invites Belarus to work in collective farms or litseykah? Nobody. As a rule, they are engaged in trade and crime. "

Scoble: "One of the heroes of" Leeches "Julius Cannon says that the artist must experience the pressure, hunger and loneliness, and freedom it dampens. And that in this respect the author thinks?"

Stankevich "Thirty years ago, a foreign poet I read the line:" Hunger, cold, loneliness — this is the bread that vskormlivae win. "That I remember. Pressure creator will be in any society. Recall

There was a singer Dean Reed, he dictated Solzhenitsyn, how to write …

Nietzsche: "Free the mind — the enemy of chains, he hated the people, as the wolf dogs." It sounds perhaps rude, but it is. In my novel, there is the pressure of so-called shadow-people. Take the modern world. Relatively speaking, it is the world "duraplyasav." They dominated in the media, on movie screens, especially on television. They already dictate their will to the creator, and it started a long time ago. There was a singer Dean Reed, he dictated Solzhenitsyn how to write. I am convinced of one thing: as long as our people are not exactly stsementue national idea — nothing we will not. Tree with rotten hollow not worth it. "

Scoble: "How can you explain the popularity of" Leeches "? Reprint — a rarity for our book market."

Stankevich "Perhaps the fact that in my novel there is a national idea. Besides, the topic is relevant to the alien throughout Europe. And we must stand firm on their land. Give you an example with the two authors. One more or less decently settled abroad, it Algirdas Baharevich writer. second — the artist Ales Pushkin — lives in the deep province. Baharevich recently sucking void of their post-modernist texts. He should have yet to return to their homeland, to listen and look at what is being done here. But Alesia Pushkin's I think a great writer. It was he who became the prototype of the artist Julius guns in my novel. "

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