Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet
Nikolai Klyuev is the first book in English to examine the life and work of this enigmatic poet. Klyuev (1884–1937) rose to prominence in the early twentieth century as the first of the so-called "new peasant poets" but later fell victim to Stalinist hostility to both his cultural ideology and his homosexuality. He was arrested and exiled in 1933, then shot in 1937.
Klyuev’s work incorporates rich elements of folklore, mysticism, politics, and religion, and he sometimes invokes arcane Russian syntax and vocabulary. Makin’s feat is particularly notable because Klyuev was often elusive in his own accounts of his life, and Makin successfully brings into focus the poet’s deliberate strategies of self-mythologization. Nikolai Klyuev is an indispensable guide to the life and the work of an important poet winning wider recognition outside of Russia.
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Klyuevs Life as Lived Imagined Recreated and Disputed
What When Where How and Why in Klyuevs Poetics
Klyuevs Early Collection Bratskie pesni Transformation of the Lyric PopularReligious Motifs
Gagarya sudbinaKlyuevs Prose Questions of Genre Problems of Autobiography
Klyuevs Late Lyric Poetry and the Razrukha Cycle
Pesn o Velikoi Materi an dOther Poemy
Aleksandr allusions apocalyptic associated autobiographical Avvakum Azadovsky Azadovsky’s biography Blok Bratskie pesni chapter characteristic collection context cycle death Derevnya discussed early edition Esenin evident example folkloric fraternal songs Gagar’ya sud’bina Izba Kargopol Khlyst Klyuev’s poetry Kreml Kunyaev L’vinyi khleb Lake onega late later Leningrad Lesnye byli lines literary lyric Mednyi Mikhailov modern Moscow motifs mythologized narrative Nikolai Klyuev Nikolaya Klyueva noted oeuvre ofthe old Believer peasant Pesn Pesnoslov pesnya Petersburg Petrozavodsk poem poema poemy poet poet’s poeta poetic Pogorel’shchina popular prose provides publication published Razrukha reader reiterated Russian culture Russian literature sectarian Serdtse Serdtse edinoroga Sergei Sergei Esenin Shentalinsky significant skoptsy Sochineniya Solovetsky Solovetsky Islands Solovetsky Monastery Solovki Sosen perezvon Soviet period speaker specific stanzas Stikhotvoreniya story stylized Subbotin textual thematic themes tion twentieth century Velikoi Materi verse village Vologda Vyatka Vytegra White Sea writing Yatskevich Zhizn