«Вчерашний день, часу в шестом…» Н. Некрасова. Альбомное стихотворение о государственном насилии, квартале красных фонарей и поэтической немоте?
The article analyzes the contexts of N. Nekrasov's classical poem. The traditional civil reading, in which it is generally accepted that Nekrasov portrays the public punishment of a woman, is significantly corrected in the article. We propose to see in this scene not so much political as erotic connotations, arising from the poetic imagination of the classical era, in which the act of punishing a woman was coupled with a sexual experience. This optics also allows us to consider Nekrasov's masterpiece as a poem about the "red light district" in St. Petersburg, associated with the tradition of obscene poetry. Finally, we consider the third context of the poem - the context of a personal album. The described contexts, in our opinion, explain why Nekrasov never printed his masterpiece during his lifetime.