Experience of emigration in the poetry of Alexander Galich Cover Image

Опыт эмиграции в поэтическом творчестве Александра Галича
Experience of emigration in the poetry of Alexander Galich

Author(s): Bartosz Osiewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: Alexander Galich; emigration literature; auto/biographical methodology; geopoetic, auto/bio/geo/graphy

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to an analysis of the autobiographical experience of emigration in Alexander Galich’s poetry. Galich’s poetic texts are able to reflect the state of the writing subject, revealing to the reader the depth of his feelings and emotions and showing the features of his intimate world. The lyrics of Galich, an emigrant, are full of autobiographical experience and are rich in the “exile” time-spatial component associated with the author’s biography. In formal-compositional terms, his poems are distinguished by a broken harmony and integrity. However, as life experience showed, emigration turned out to be a serious test for the writer, leaving an indelible mark on his psyche and creative legacy.

  • Issue Year: 4/2019
  • Issue No: XXIV
  • Page Range: 21-32
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian