“Онегинские” черты в Поэме без предмета Валерия Перелешина

Vadim Wittkowsky

Abstract


In his autobiographical Poem without a Subject (1972–1976) the Russian poet Valerii Pereleshin (1913–1992) follows the path of one of the most famous Russian poems, Eugene Onegin by Aleksander Pushkin. Pereleshin spent most of his life in China, and his long poem (8400 lines, one of the longest ever written in Russian) might be called an encyclopedia of Russian life in China as the Onegin was an ‘encyclopedia of Russian life’ one hundred years before, as stated by Vissarion Belinskii. There are several poetical traits that show how Pereleshin follows Pushkin: long digressions, rhymes and neologisms, macaronic rhymes as well as prosaic footnotes.


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Valerii Pereleshin; Poem without a Subject; Russian poetry in China; Aleksander Pushkin

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25430/2281-6992/v9-239-260

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AvtobiografiЯ
Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
Via Elisabetta Vendramini 13
35137 PADOVA

ISSN: 2281-6992
Registrazione del Tribunale di Padova 23-04-2013, n. 2326 Registro della Stampa,
Variazione: Tribunale di Padova 27-10-2014, n. 3197 Registro della Stampa.

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