To understand the processes taking place in the cultural mainstream today, it is very important to know about events in the distant past. Vladimir Lukov devoted most of his life to the study and analysis of the works of medieval writers.
Specialists who study biblical texts, on occasion, quote lines from the parables of King Solomon that there is nothing new under the sun. Circulation takes place not only in nature, but also in cultural life. The plots used by the writers of antiquity in their works are successfully repeated in the books of modern writers. The well-known Soviet and Russian literary critic and culturologist Vladimir Andreevich Lukov thought and wrote a lot about this phenomenon. He chose his profession and field of activity for a reason.
The future philologist was born on July 29, 1948 in an intelligent Soviet family. It is important to note that simultaneously with Vladimir, his twin brother Valery was born. Parents at that time lived in Moscow. My father lectured on philosophy at Moscow State University. Mother worked as a teacher of literature and Russian at the Pedagogical Institute. The future philologist grew up and absorbed the surrounding reality through books, through instructive conversations and discussions. When the time came to choose a profession, Lukov had already firmly decided to get a liberal arts education at the Pedagogical Institute.
By his own behavior and way of life, Vladimir Andreevich confirmed the truth of the saying that who reads a lot, he knows a lot. In this context, it is important to emphasize that a certified philologist not only accumulated knowledge, but also sought to share it with younger colleagues. In 1975, Lukov defended his Ph. D. thesis on "Evolution of the Dramatic Method in the 17th - 19th Centuries". He also attracted his students to the study of this topic. As a result of creativity and detailed analysis, the scientist formulated the law of cyclicality in the development of literature.
A clear illustration of this law is the current situation in Russian literature. The popular fantasy genre can rightfully be equated with fairy tales. Both writers and readers have thrown away romanticism and realism, plunging into a speculative world of magic. Similar situations took place at a time when in real life long-term wars flared up and bloody revolutions were carried out. The cultural process of human civilization consists of transitional and stable segments.
Recognition and privacy
Lukov's scientific career was successful. For his developments and discoveries, he was awarded the Bunin Prize. The renowned philologist and culturologist was elected a full member of the International Academy of Humanities, headquartered in Innsbruck.
There is not much to say about Lukov's personal life. He married only once. Husband and wife have lived under the same roof all their lives. Vladimir Andreevich died after a serious illness in March 2014.