Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Valentine, Sarah, author

Title Witness and Transformation : the Poetics of Gennady Aygi / Sarah Valentine
Published Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (216 pages)
Series Liber Primus
Liber Primus (Series)
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- A Note on Transliteration -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter One: Chuvash Poetics: Forming an Aesthetic -- Chapter Two: The Moscow Neo-Avant-Garde -- Chapter Three: Three Poems Called "Silence": The Human-Word as Divine Mystery -- Chapter Four: Poem as Reliquary: Violence, Elegy, Witness -- Chapter Five: After the Fall: Poetry of the 1990s and 2000s -- Final Thoughts: A Conversation with Fanny Howe on Poetry Crossing Borders -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary A first full-length critical study of Chuvash-born poet Gennady Aygi (1934-2006), who is considered the father of late-Soviet avant-garde Russian poetry, this book charts the development of Aygi's poetics, which draws equally on Russian poetic and religious tradition, European literature and philosophy, and Chuvash literature, folk culture, and cosmology. Moving chronologically through Aygi's life and work from the 1950s to his final work in the early 2000s, the book concludes with an interview with American poet Fanny Howe about the importance of Aygi's work in translation. The volume places Aygi in the context of twentieth-century poetry of witness and reveals the global significance of his work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-193) and index
Notes In English
Subject Aĭgi, Gennadiĭ, 1934-2006 -- Criticism and interpretation
Aĭgi, Gennadiĭ, 1934-2006
Ajgi, Gennadij Nikolaevič 1934-2006
Experimental poetry, Russian -- History and criticism
Literature -- Philosophy.
Literature -- Philosophy
Experimental poetry, Russian
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1618114441