Прорыв к невозможной связи: Статьи о русской поэзии
Current state of the Russian poetry and its history in the «age of extremes» (Eric Hobsbawm) are among the main scholarly interests of Ilya Kukulin, a cultural historian and a sociologist of culture. This book is a collection of his articles and essays on poetry written in 2001—2018: historical studies; papers tracing the new aesthetic and social trends in poetry; and texts focused on particular today’s authors. These works are arranged into four cycles (corresponding with the four parts of the book) and allow to follow several “main tracks” in development of the Russian poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries: poetic creativity as a way of emancipation from everyday social pressure and of creation of the new view(s) at the world; influence of censorship and self-censorship on development of literature; involvement of Russian poetry into international cultural movements. The scope of the book embraces the authors from Anna Akhmatova and Ossip Mandelshtam to the young poets who made their debuts already in the 21st century.