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But no angst, mobile, even were no complaints. There was a "blessing" in the house. And no one at all not to offend anyone in this blessed house. There was not very "angry", without which I can not remember a Russian home. Here, too, there was no zavidovaniya "why other lives better", "why he is happier than us." I was surprised. My "new philosophy" is not "understanding" and "life" - started with great surprise. "

Butyagina was ugly, older Rozanov had a daughter from his first marriage. Thrifty, jealous, not very competent, she was the very embodiment of Russian kindness and decency. Suslov did not want to give divorce Rozanov. Civil marriage is deeply insulting religious feeling Varvara, but love for Vasily Vasilyevich still overcame prejudice. Rozanov himself deeply worried by the fact that his children, according to the legislation of the Russian Empire, considered "illegitimate." Bureaucratic deafness "spiritual" who did not want to understand the tragedy of Rozanov, largely shaken his faith in the Church as an institution of Orthodoxy, although a personal God, he did not deny.

Later released book "Family Affair in Russia", which Rozanov, describing numerous cases of deafness such authorities called equal "illegitimate" rights with the children born to religious marriage. Without the influence of this book such a law was passed. V1893 year Rozanov with Varvara moved to St. Petersburg and then find themselves in an ambiguous position. Secret wedding Yelets (after Rozanov never achieved divorce) did not give them or their five children have rights.

On existed at the time of church-state laws, children Rozanov considered "illegitimate" and did not even have the right to wear no name or surname of his father. From the point of view of the law, their father was only a "fornicator" cohabitation "whore." Here's the truly epic feat begins "collegiate adviser Vasily Rozanov, writing essays" - a rebellion against the whole system of Byzantine-European civilization with its laws, rules, values, morals and "public opinion".

Approval and blessing of sex communication with God is, according to Rozanov, the innermost core of the Old Testament and all ancient religions. Anyway, here it displays Rozanov holiness and steadfastness of the family in the Old Testament and Judaism, from here - and the blessings of life and love in paganism, to reconcile man with the whole universe. Christianity, according to Rozanov, destroyed the essential connection between man and God, putting in place the life - death, the place of the family - penance on the place of religion - the canon law, the consistory and moralizing on the place of reality - words.

Words cult spawned endless words, words market, newspaper streams of words in which, as in the days of the flood, is doomed to die all European civilization. Christian civilization built nominalism nominalism, in which idle, dead words being replaced. However, the Christian civilization nominalism Rozanov contrasted not silence, but the word - always private, its always firmly rooted in the "relics of life" in reality home, specific fate and mysticism sex myths antiquity. Faithfulness to the word in a situation where at stake the fate of his family, "friend", children, and opened the special Rozanov epic space in which his movement was gaining strength in defense violated shrines.

Small "I" becomes the scale for the trial of civilizations and kingdoms. Man, despite cosmocentrism is not lost in the universe, it is included "in the order of nature, and the point of this inclusion and have sex as the secret birth of a new life." Paul, according to Rozanov, and is our soul. Sex for him - it does not function and authority. Attitude towards sex as a function, he says, is the destruction of man. For Rozanov - that person is sacred, and above all - a baby came into the world, and a civilization that destroys the family, undermines himself thing.

In "Russian Journal" in 1891 published an article Rozanov (then converted into a separate book) "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor of Dostoevsky F M", which has played a large role in the fate of the writer and literary criticism in Russia at all. As to Rozanov, the article keenly interested KN Leontiev - Russian original thinker, philosopher, essayist, hitting its paradoxes and sharp judgments.

Leontiev lived out his last days in Sergiev Posad, secretly being a monk. Correspondence ensued, during which it became clear that the two writers, there are a number of common assessments. Correspondence lasted "less than a year," since autumn 1891 Leontiev died. But the young Rozanov she made a lasting impression. Rozanov devoted monk writer series of articles.

Rozanov's "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor" begins with a discussion of the main issue of the Orthodox (and even Christian) philosophy - about the immortality of man.

"The thirst for immortality, earthly immortality is the most amazing and totally undeniable sense of a person. Not matter whether we love children tremble for their lives more than for his own, withering, and when we have the joy to live to their children - cling to them more than to their own. Even in a perfect moment doubts about the afterlife, we find some comfort here. "Let us die, but will our children, and after them - their children" - we say in his heart, clinging to our dear land. "

In "The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor" Rozanov "picks lawsuit" (in the words of one critic) "with all Russian literature." In the appendix to this edition are placed two articles about the work of Nikolai Gogol. In contrast to the conventional view that all Russian literature came out of Gogol's overcoat, Rozanov, in contrast, believes that creativity is not a classic presented "live folk characters." Work of Gogol, Rozanov says it some ominous dance Balagan colored snouts, ghouls, corpses and, more importantly, of the deceased.

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