"Wolność albo śmierć". Prolegomena do badań nad twórczością czeczeńskiego barda Timura Mucurajewa
"Death or Freeodm" - Timur Mutsuraev's Works. A Prolegomenon to the study of the Chechen Bard.

Author(s): Kamila Pączek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Poetry, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Other Language Literature, Philology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Chechens; Mutsuraev; Chcechen songs; Chechen poetry; war-songs

Summary/Abstract: The article is a preliminary study of contemporary Chechen bard Timur Mutsuraev and texts of his songs. The underground bard and active participant of the First Chechen War has become a legend and symbol of the Chechen struggle for independence and freedom. Despite strong anti-Russian and Islamic message Mutsu¬raev’s songs are popular not only among independence-oriented Chechens but also among Russian youth. Most of Mutsuraev’s works are patriotic war-songs glorifying national effort to defend Chechnya against Russian aggressors. The artist celebrates Chechen national symbols, myths and ethos. Mutsurayev’s songs are particular in¬teresting subject of study in context of postcolonial theory.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 157
  • Page Range: 67-85
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish