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Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet (Paperback)
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Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 30/05/2016
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Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet is the first book in English to examine this enigmatic poet's life and work. Klyuev (1884-1937) is an important but not well-understood figure in twentieth-century Russian poetry. The allusions in his work to folklore, mysticism, politics, and religion, in addition to occasionally arcane vocabulary and difficult syntax, require extensive elucidation. Klyuev rose to prominence in the early twentieth century as the first of the so-called ""new peasant poets"" before being arrested and exiled in 1933, then shot in 1937: a victim of Stalinist hostility to both his cultural ideology and his homosexuality. Makin's feat is particularly notable because Klyuev was often elusive in his own accounts of his life; a major element of this book is an effort to clarify the poet's strategies of self-mythologization. Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet is an insightful guide to both the life and the work of an important poet still relatively unknown to a Western audience.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810134836
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


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"Son ouvrage est pionnier en Occident o l'oeuvre du po te, faute d'avoir b n fici du m me engouement que celle de ses contemporains - Anna Axmatova, Marina Cvetaeva, Osip Mandel'stam, Boris Pasternak -, n'a pas jusqu'alors fait l'objet de monographies." --Institut d' tudes slaves

"[This] book is a pioneer in the West, where the poet's work, not having received the same enthusiasm as that of his contemporaries--Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak--has not been the subject of scholarly monographs." --Institut d' tudes slaves

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