Slavica Helsingiensia 30

Volume Slavica Helsingiensia 30 (PDF)
Author Hanna Ruutu
Title Patterns of Transcendence – Classical Myth in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Poetry of the 1920s
Description This study examines the position and meaning of Classical mythological plots, themes and characters in the oeuvre of the Russian Modernist poet Marina Tsvetaeva (1892–1941). The material consists of lyric poems from the collection Posle Rossii (1928) and two longer lyrical tragedies, Ariadna (1924) and Fedra (1927). These works are examined in the context of Russian Modernism and Tsvetaeva’s own poetic development, also taking into account the author’s biography, namely, her correspondence with Boris Pasternak. Tsvetaeva’s appropriations of the myths enter into a dialogue with the Classical tradition and with the earlier Russian and Western literary manifestations of the source material. Her Classical texts are inextricably linked with her own authorial myth, they are used to project both her ideas about poetry as well as the authored self of her poems.
ISBN 952-10-3591-9 (PDF version: 952-10-3592-7)
ISSN 0780-3281
Pages 158
Published Helsinki, 2006
Availability Book available
Price EUR 18