Alexander Kushner in Dialogue with Alexander Pushkin Cover Image

Александра Кушнера диалог с Пушкиным
Alexander Kushner in Dialogue with Alexander Pushkin

Author(s): Ewa Sadzinska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: intertextuality; dialogue; reminiscences; Pushkin’s tradition; Alexander Kushner

Summary/Abstract: Alexander Kushner’s poetry is an endless and timeless dialogue with his predecessors. Alexander Pushkin has a special place among them. Overt and covert references to the author of “Eugene Onegin” are present at various levels of Kushner’s texts – in themes, images, ideas, as well as at the level of formal organization: in language and metrics. The present article deals with the modes of reception and interpretation of Pushkin’s lyrics in the oeuvre of the contemporary poet from St. Petersburg. The analysis focuses on the varied forms of Kushner’s intertextual dialogue with the Romantic poet (quotations, allusions, reminiscences, references both of literary and biographical character). The sources and nature of reminiscences from Pushkin are indicated, such as accepting dialogue, polemics, assimilation, rejection and partial redefinition.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 211-219
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian