Smirnov A. V.V. Vinogradov and K. Vossler: Problem of the Aesthetic Function of Poetic Language
The article describes the basic scientific position regarding the poetic style, combining the two scientists during the internationally acclaimed life. Both elevate the rank of art literature and seek organic unity of the linguistic and literary poetics. «Our domestic concept poetics – emphasized acad. V.V. Vinogradov – has evolved in parallel with the concepts of Western European type schools Vossler, Spitzer, Walzel». Russian scientist were particularly attracted by the sharpness of Vossler’s setting the connection between language history and the history of literature and art. This fact so greatly impressed Vinogradov that he put Potebnya's name next to the name of Vossler. Vinogradov generally gives a positive assessment of what offers Vossler: «Well, when the literary critic and linguist help each other, deepening the understanding of a work of art – to this interaction encourages Vossler». A work of art in its aesthetic content is a free expression of the spiritual essence of a man – the creator. Fossler after Croce treats it as an aesthetic process in language which reveals spiritual activity of creator. Under the influence of the ideas of Vinogradov and Vossler researchers have a new problem to interpret the values in the literature and evaluation using stylistic methods. In modern philology linguistic poetics efforts to achieve positive integration of literary scholars and linguists act in «strong» and «weak» versions. The «strong» version is aimed at development of descriptive and interpretive theory of literature based on linguistic methods. «Weak» option directs linguistic poetics only to literary work area.
V.V. Vinogradov, K. Vossler, the problem of the aesthetic function of poetic language