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Миф о польской панне в творчестве Анастасии Цветаевой
Myth of “the Polish Panna” in Anastasia Tsvetaeva’s Work

Author(s): Aleksandr A. Medvedev
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Anastasia Tsvetaeva; Polish genealogy of the Tsvetaevas; Polish identity; myth of the Polish panna in Russia; Nikolay Gogol
Summary/Abstract: In the article based on extensive material from Anastasia Tsvetaeva and Marina Tsvetaeva’s works (memoirs, letters, notebooks), as well as new archival information, the exact genealogical data of the Polish family tree of the Tsvetaevs are established. Anastasia Tsvetaeva in her prison poetry (1937–1938) and in memoirs (1957, 1983) continues the mythologization of her Polish identity, which was started by Marina Tsvetaeva (poem Grandma, 1914), and creates the neo-romantic myth of the Polish panna (the Polish maid), which is intertextually based on the Gogol images of Polish panna.

  • Page Range: 115-136
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian