Books by Victor Astafiev attract attentionreaders and critics of artistic originality and social acuity. Many works of this writer have an autobiographical character. In them there is no confusion of reality and fiction. The creative heritage of Astafiev creates an idea of the life and character, fate and views of this person.
On the banks of the Yenisei, there are many facelessvillages. One of them is Oatmeal. But this village was more fortunate than its neighbors. Books by Victor Astafyev glorified her. They exalted her, made him legendary. The story "The Last Bow" reflects the rural way of life, the characteristic features of a person's life in a Russian village.
According to the prose writer, he sang a small homelandin his works due to the fact that for a long time he was torn from it. The books of Viktor Astafyev are full of piercing pages about rural childhood, which he missed the rest of his life.
This story became one of the first majorworks by Victor Astafiev. Having been left orphaned after the imprisonment of his father and the tragic death of his mother, the future writer at the age of seven found himself on the street. And later - in the orphanage. Viktor Astafyev experienced difficult years. Books, the list of which is quite extensive, are devoted to different stages of the writer's life. They are interesting for both teenagers and older people.
In the story "Theft" the author embodied in the imageeducator of the orphanage Repin's features of a man who forever remained an example for him. This man is Vasily Sokolov, a former White Guard, who survived by a miracle. He was in a small provincial town of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where the boarding school was located, in which the future writer spent several years. In a larger city, the officer who fought under the command of Kolchak would not survive.
Sokolov was the first truly cultured andeducated man who met on the way Astafyev. Working as a teacher in an orphanage, he always took responsibility responsibly to his duties and, above all, knew how to rise above his personal tragedy.
Books by Viktor Astafiev tell readers aboutwar, the horrors of which the author had to learn for the first time in eighteen years. In his memoirs, the writer talked about how carefully he treated books in those years. He believed that they have a powerful effect on a person, and therefore even in the worst of the scares it saved reading. The book and war are a strange combination that modern people can hardly understand, reading little or not taking books at all. Young Astafyev indulged in reading even in the most unsuitable, unthinkable situations.
The fate of the guys the war made adultsahead of time, always interested in Victor Astafiev. They became his characters, he devoted his books to them. After all, he is one of them. Before getting to the front, Victor, although he was a whole year away from the front line, lived only hopes and feelings. They were born as the first defeats of the Soviet army.
The story "Somewhere the war is booming" is dedicated to the younginhabitants of Siberia, who in the first year of the war are working on the railway. And although their work is important, being in the rear of them becomes more difficult every day. First of all, because their young souls need a patriotic feat. They are sure that at the front they would have been more useful than in the rear.
To new difficult conditions it was not easy to get used topeople who were evacuated to Siberia. There were no bombings, but there were cold, hunger and disease. War is not only a fight and hand-to-hand combat. It is everywhere and everywhere. The book of Victor Petrovich Astafiev is devoted to the all-consuming deadly force of the war.
In the description of the war, Astafyev in his worksgreat importance attached to the image of the front life: hunger, cold, disorder, lack of basic amenities. Victor Astafyev filled his works with live and terrible details. "Cursed and killed. The second book. Bridgehead "- a novel written several decades after the war. But despite the prescription of years, the military picture has many bright details. The author did not draw fictional idealized images of Soviet soldiers. The critics called the portrayal of life in the books "Cursed and killed" unmerciful and extremely harsh. But hardly anyone could doubt the veracity of the "Astafiev war".
Astafyev did not tell in his books about the waronly about the death of people. In what was happening, he saw the destruction of faith in the fact that this world of God. "Your court is terrible and blind," the author's voice is heard through the cries of the dying.
The writer was convinced of the immortality of the humanmemory. The man can not forget the horrors of war. But only after many years he can rethink what is happening more deeply. The author of the novel "Cursed and killed" called the war "a crime against the human mind". And it was with this work that he summed up his thoughts on the most terrible and difficult period in the life of Soviet people.