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Руският куртоазен маниеризъм – авангарден блясък в постмодернистки контекст
Russian Courtesy Mannerism – Avant-Garde Brilliance in a Postmodern Context

Author(s): Magdalena Kostova-Panayotova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Language acquisition, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Russian Literature, Eastern Slavic Languages, Vocational Education, Adult Education, State/Government and Education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Stylistics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Avant-gard; manierizm; postmodern; Russian poetry

Summary/Abstract: The article studies a phenomenon from the end of XX century in Russian poetry, which is distinguished by its own philosophy and the impulse to revive the refined vocabulary in Russian literature; to bring back to life the cult of beauty, personal life and pleasure, as opposed to the collectivist messages of the Soviet era and the cold breath of the totalitarian winter. The outward manifestations of the works of courtesy poets – the quotient polyphony, the travesties and mystifications, the sarcastic game of their poems – are very reminiscent of postmodern deconstruction. In our view, however, considering its ambition, message, and impulse, this phenomenon is a late avant-garde, realizing its aspirations in a postmodern interior. One of the most characteristic features of the late avant-garde, as well as the avant-garde of the 10s of the XX century, is the rebellious attitude of the spirit, the search for new horizons of meaning. The already known and established is rejected. The skepticism of this art is related to distrust of the adopted measures and categories, hence the negation of the laws, the affirmation of creative improvisation, of the work born in the act of reading. The claim of significance of the word in relation to the fate of culture and art is also preserved.

  • Issue Year: 47/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 72-81
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian