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«И все что образует пустоту»: деструкция словесной формы в поэзии Генриха Сапгира

Новое литературное обозрение. 2018. Т. 5. № 153. С. 252-268.

Based on Genrikh Sapgir’s poetry, including some previously unpublished texts, the article studies different forms of destruction of the word structure, from the “half-worded poetry” and “blank” texts to the replacement of absent or destructed text with “word equivalents”. We can sum up that Sapgir’s poetry falls somewhere in between the new- and the post-avant-garde of the second half of the 20-th century. Since he has always worked on the potential of the “poetry of emptiness”, he takes equal distance from the avant-garde purpose to reach the “zero art” through its systematic destruction, and from the conceptualism’s aesthetics with its “empty canon”.