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Цветаева – поэт
Tsvetaeva, the poet

Author(s): Julia Marczyńska
Subject(s): Politics, Sociology
Published by: Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN
Keywords: Marina Tsvetaeva; binary oppositions; pause; dash; linguistic analysis

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to answer the question of who Marina Tsvetaeva was as a poet. Why did she refer to herself as a poet rather than a poetess? The answer to this second, seemingly less important question unexpectedly leads to the main hypothesis of the study. Namely, according to Marina, being a poet meant being located in a certain special space, which she referred to as neither here, nor there, in a certain special time: neither past, nor present, nor future, and in a certain special way. It is hard, yet possible to grasp this last element using a certain word which captures the essence of Marina’s being as a poet. This word (and notion) is настежь (wide open). This word is crucial for the understanding of who and in what way she was as a poet. The study is carried out in the Heideggerian spirit. The methodology includes the phenomenological approach and linguistic analysis.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 289-317
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Russian