Slavica Helsingiensia 23

Volume Slavica Helsingiensia 23 (PDF)
Author Maija Könönen
Title “Four Ways of Writing the City”: St. Petersburg-Leningrad as a Metaphor in the poetry of Joseph Brodsky”
Description The present study discusses the theme of St. Petersburg-Leningrad in Joseph Brodsky’s verse works. The chosen approach to the evolving im-age of the city in Brodsky’s poetry is through four metaphors: St. Peters-burg as “the common place” of the Petersburg Text, St. Petersburg as “Paradise and/or Hell”, St. Petersburg as “a Utopian City” and St. Peters-burg as “a Void”. This examination of the city-image focusses on the aspects of space and time as basic categories underlying the poet’s poetic world view.
Reviewed in Russkij zhurnal 18.8.2003 (http://www.russ.ru/krug/kniga/20030818_akhapkin.html)
“Laji, tekijä, instituutio”. Kirjallisuudentutkijain seuran vuosikirja 56. Toim. T. Lahdelma, R. Niemi-Pynttäri, O. Oja, K. Virtanen. Helsinki: SKS, 2003, pp 285–288.
ISBN 952-10-0997-2 (PDF version: 952-10-0978-0)
ISSN 0780-3281
Pages 340
Published Helsinki 2003
Availability Book available
Price EUR 35,00