Text and Subtext: On the Example of Two Poems by Boris Pasternak
Articles
Tomas Venclova
Yale University, USA
Published 2015-12-18
https://doi.org/10.15388/Semiotika.2015.16749
PDF

Keywords

text
subtext
Lermontov
Tiutchev

How to Cite

Venclova T. (2015). Text and Subtext: On the Example of Two Poems by Boris Pasternak. Semiotika, 11, 60-72. https://doi.org/10.15388/Semiotika.2015.16749

Abstract

A close reading of two poems by Boris Pasternak (“A Storm in July” and “To the Memory of Demon”). Both poems are considered to be inverted variants (or “antitexts”) of Russian classical poems by Fiodor Tiutchev and Mikhail Lermontov (Tiutchev‘s “Spring Storm” and Lermontov‘s “Demon,” respectively). According to the author, this technique may be typical for many other poetic texts written by Pasternak.

PDF
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Please read the Copyright Notice in Journal Policy