Модернистский поэт как фольклорный сказитель
The purpose of the article is to offer an explanation of the intertextual density characteristic of the poetry of Russian modernism. Intertextuality is viewed from two perspectives — the reader’s and the author’s. In terms of perceiving the text, intertextuality is not needed to «encode» the meaning of a work (according to Taranovksy’s and Ronen’s ideas, derived from the large intertextual theory) — it implements a memorial function (maintains the memory of the significant canonical texts) and brings the reader special cognitive pleasure. The main focus of the article is made on the author’s perspective. The citation thinking of the modernist poets is proposed to be comprehended in the categories of folklore studies, first of all, within the framework of the model of epic storytelling. The use of this theory allows to give a systematic explanation of the intertextuality of many poets (first of all, V. Khodasevich, but also other poets with neoclassical features or with the intense dialogue with literary tradition) and to see in the consciousness of the modernist writer the features peculiar to the consciousness of the bearer of the folklore tradition. Particular attention is paid to the topics, lexical cliches and work with tradition in modernist lyrics, as well as to the mechanisms of text generation.