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Journal Title: Вестник Московского государственного областного университета: Серия: Русская филология

ISSN: 2072-8522 (Print); 2310-7278 (Online)

Publisher: Moscow Region State University Editorial Office

Society/Institution: Moscow Region State University

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

Full-text formats available: PDF



Алексеева Любовь Фёдоровна (Московский государственный областной университет)


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The article deals with reminiscence as the organizing principle of the great lyric-epic canvas in the legacy of N. Otsup. The global picture of the tragic situation of the individual in the circumstances of the twentieth century is recreated by the author through dialogue with many poets and thinkers of different countries and centuries, old Testament and the gospel prophets and saints, the heroes of Greek mythology and Russian folklore. Pushkin, Tyutchev, and Blok are symbolic names to the author: Pushkin for him is a “mind without evil”, Tyutchev is a seer of the mysteries of the Russian soul, Blok is the singer of the Eternal Femininity who overcame the poison of irony, a close contemporary (“I supported Blok’s coffin with a shoulder”). “Diary in verse” described the fate and spiritual transformation of a man, doomed to wander, to endure captivity, to lose home, be aware of the origins of evil, to defeat it with Christian love. Due to the direct and indirect allusions, the background of the world culture is included by the poet into the space of the soul of an autobiographical character.