Love of nature, language and the writer's profession - aboutthis is written by K.G. Paustovsky. "Golden Rose" (summary) is about this. Today we will talk about this exceptional book and its usefulness for both the ordinary reader and the novice writer.
"Golden Rose" - a special book in the workPaustovsky. She left in 1955, at the time Konstantin Georgievich turned 63 years old. This book can be called a "textbook for novice writers" only remotely: the author opens the veil over his own creative cuisine, tells about himself, the sources of creativity and the role of the writer for the world. Each of the 24 sections carries a piece of wisdom, a wise writer, who reflects on creativity based on his many years of experience.
Unlike the modern textbooks "Golden Rose"(Paustovsky), a brief summary of which we will consider further, has its own distinctive features: there are more biographies and reflections on the nature of writing, and exercises are completely absent. Unlike many modern authors, Konstantin Georgievich does not support the idea of writing down everything, and the writer for him is not a craft, but a vocation (from the word "call"). For Paustovsky, the writer is the voice of his generation, the one who must cultivate the best that is in man.
The book begins with the legend of the golden rose("Precious dust"). She talks about the scavenger Janet Chamette, who wanted to give a rose from gold to his friend - Suzanne, the daughter of a regimental commander. He accompanied her, returning home from the war. The girl grew up, fell in love and got married, but was unhappy. And according to legend, a golden rose always brings happiness to its owner.
Shamet was a scavenger, he did not have money forsuch a purchase. But he worked in a jewelry shop and thought of sifting the dust that he had swept out of there. It took many years before the grains of gold were enough to make a small golden rose. But when Jean Shamet went to Suzanne to give a gift, he found out that she had moved to America ...
Literature like this golden rose, believesPaustovsky. "Golden Rose," a brief summary of which chapters we are considering, is completely imbued with this statement. The writer, according to the author, must sift a lot of dust, find grains of gold and cast a golden rose that will make the life of an individual and the whole world better. Konstantin Georgievich believed that the writer should be the voice of his generation.
The writer writes, because he hears the call inside him.He can not but write. For Paustovsky, the writer is the most beautiful and most difficult profession in the world. This chapter tells "Inscription on the boulder."
"Lightning" - this is Chapter 5 of the book "Golden Rose"(Paustovsky), a summary of which is that the production plan like lightning. The electric charge grows very long, to later strike with all the force. All that the writer sees, hears, reads, thinks, experiences, accumulates to one day become a conception of the story or book.
In the next five chapters, the author talks aboutdisobedient characters, as well as the origin of the idea of stories "Planet Marz" and "Kara-Bugaz." In order to write, you need to have something to write about - the main idea of these chapters. Personal experience for the writer is very important. Not the one created artificially, but the one that a person receives, living an active life, working and communicating with different people.
Konstantin Georgievich was fond of Russianlanguage, nature and people. They admired and inspired him, forced him to write. The writer gives colossal significance to the knowledge of the language. Everyone who writes, according to Paustovsky, has his own writing dictionary, where he writes out all the new words that impressed him. He gives an example from his life: the words "deafness" and "svei" were unknown to him for a very long time. The first he heard from the forester, the second found in Yesenin's verse. The significance of it remained unclear for a long time, until a familiar philologist explained that the svei are the "waves" that the wind leaves on the sand.
It is necessary to develop a sense of the word to be able to conveyits meaning and its thoughts are correct. In addition, it is very important to correctly place punctuation marks. An instructive story from real life can be found in the chapter "Cases in the Alshwang store."
Although the writer is looking for inspiration in the real world,imagination plays a big role in creativity, Konstantin Paustovsky insists. "The Golden Rose," a brief summary of which would be incomplete without it, is full of references to writers whose views on imagination differ greatly. For example, the verbal duel of Emile Zola with Guy de Maupassant is mentioned. Zola said that the writer does not need imagination, which Maupassant answered with a question: "How do you then write your novels, having one newspaper clippings and not leaving your house for weeks?"
Many chapters, including "Night Stagecoach" (chapter21), are written in the form of a story. This is a story about the storyteller Andersen and the fact that it is important to maintain a balance between real life and imagination. Paustovsky is trying to convey to the novice writer a very important thing: in no case should one renounce a real, full-fledged life for the sake of imagination and a life invented.
It is impossible to feed a creative vein only with literature- the main idea of the last chapters of the book "Golden Rose" (Paustovsky). The summary consists in the fact that the author does not trust writers who do not like other kinds of art - painting, poetry, architecture, classical music. Konstantin Georgievich expressed an interesting idea on the pages: prose is also poetry, only without rhyme. Every Writer reads a lot of poems with a capital letter.
Paustovsky advises to train the eye, learnlook at the world through the eyes of the artist. He tells his story of communication with artists, about their advice and how he himself developed his aesthetic flair, watching the nature and architecture. The writer himself once listened to him and reached such heights of possession of the word that even Marlene Dietrich was kneeling before him (photo above).
In this article, we have analyzed the main points of the book,but this is not the full content. "Golden Rose" (Paustovsky) is a book worth reading to anyone who loves the work of this writer and wants to learn more about him. It will also be useful for beginning (and not so) writers to find inspiration and understand that the writer is not a prisoner of his talent. Moreover, the writer must live an active life.