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Субъектность в условиях лимитационности формы: опыты предельно малых форм, случай Германа Лукомникова (Бонифация)

Russian Literature. 2019. Т. 109-110. С. 137-150.

The spectrum of possible lyric subjects in the poetry of Boniface/Lukomnikov is fairly wide. It ranges from “subjectless” poetry to a set of different poetic masks, including lyrical forms in which the obvious literary prototype of the subject is the biographical author himself. Despite the heterogeneous nature of the lyric subject, we can talk about its integrity, which is created through the playful poetic manner of Boniface/Lukomnikov. The wholeness of the subject is achieved by means of the performative and visual objectification of the character, which is immediately recognized by the readers and replicated by the author, the author’s interpreters (e.g. illustrators), and other “agents” of the literary image. This is particularly noticeable in Boniface/Lukomnikov’s minimalistic texts, which do not provide enough capacity for the poetic subject to be fully expressed: therefore, the subject is presented through small details and additional meanings, which appear when the author promotes a text written by someone else as his own (a non-reductive, structural type of minimalism), or claims extremely small literary forms as poetry (a reductive, materialistic type of minimalism).