In memory of Boris Strugatsky
On Monday, November 19 died fiction writer Boris Strugatsky. The works of the Strugatsky brothers have defined the spirit of an era. They changed our worldview? His thoughts Psychologies observers are divided.
Nikolai Kryschuk, writer, author of "Circle of Paradise" (Time, 2010), "Biography of the inner man" (first of September, 2007) and others:
"I find it hard to speak here only about literature. I knew Boris Natanovich personally worked with him. It was a reference person, fine, perceptive, sensitive ... But most importantly, it was a religious man. Not religiously - Boris Natanovich believed in man, in his ability to transform. And in this sense, for me Strugatsky - above all the great humanists. Not rebels and creators. They are not so much a system branded as looking for a way out of it. And builds up a person - a conscious and whole. "
Alexander Orlov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Higher School of Economics:
"I discovered the Strugatsky in school time, t. E. In the 60s of the last century. And immediately I fell in love. With their positive heroes want to associate themselves - they seemed to me very in tune and time, and my personal aspirations. In addition, the Strugatsky were able to talk about the most pressing social and psychological issues are not moralizing, not shocking and captivating and delighting his artistic gift. I would mention the Strugatsky to a number of the most prominent futurists of our time. And thank them for what they have given us hope for the future - so difficult, so difficult, but still a happy future. A future in which there is space for our personal choices. In this respect, the contribution of the Strugatsky not comparable for me with all those that tried to give our generation a Soviet official ideology. "
Dmitry Leontyev, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Moscow State University. Lomonosov:
"I, like, probably, and all our generation, Strugatsky loved for what they called the best in us - they wrote about human capabilities, opens up prospects in us. They put their characters to questions that do not have clear answers. And the inner heroism of their heroes was that they were resolved to seek these answers: to risk, to take responsibility, to transgress - and through this create in the human itself. Perhaps it is due to the Strugatsky I know that man can and must choose what he will become. Our life - a result of our own choosing. "