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No. 9 (2020): Time, History, Biography: Theoretical Aspects of the Study of Ego-Documents

“Онегинские” черты в Поэме без предмета Валерия Перелешина

  • Vadim Wittkowsky
DOI
https://doi.org/10.25430/2281-6992/v9-014
Submitted
December 30, 2020
Published
2020-12-31

Abstract

In his autobiographical Poem without a Subject (1972–1976) the Russian poet Valerii Pereleshin (1913–1992) follows the path of one of the most famous Russian poems, Eugene Onegin by Aleksander Pushkin. Pereleshin spent most of his life in China, and his long poem (8400 lines, one of the longest ever written in Russian) might be called an encyclopedia of Russian life in China as the Onegin was an ‘encyclopedia of Russian life’ one hundred years before, as stated by Vissarion Belinskii. There are several poetical traits that show how Pereleshin follows Pushkin: long digressions, rhymes and neologisms, macaronic rhymes as well as prosaic footnotes.

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