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«Туда, где нет Я...»: Виктор Соснора и эволюция русской поэзии второй половины XX века

Viktor Sosnora (1936—2019) was one of the most prominent and most paradoxical in status figures in Russian poetry of the second half of the 20th century. This article presents and substantiates a hypothesis on Sosnora’d place in the history of Russian literature. It is suggested that while Sosnora published his work in Soviet publications and considered the context of Sixtiers poets to be suitable for him, his poetry had more in common with underground literature, rather than official. The protagonist of Sosnora’s poetry is a tragic trickster; the image of history in his poems is not teleological, in contrast to the images of history in official Soviet poetry. From the 1970s on, the characteristics of postmodernism and the mixing of signs from various eras increased in his poetry.