Поэзия русских декадентов как голос в диалоге с античностью. Стихотворение Валерия Брюсова В публичном доме
The Poetry of the Russian Decadents as In the Dialogue with Antiquity. Valerii Briusov’s Poem In a Bordello
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This article is a “mythopoetic” interpretation of Valerii Briusov’s poem In a Bordello (1905) from the poetic cycle Everyday Life. The text takes the form of a dialogue between the lyrical subject and the mythological heroine Aphrodite. Thanks to the use of the figure of the Greek goddess of love, who in this poem, as in the works of the Russian Symbolist as whole, appears as the personification of passion, Briusov’s text echoes well-known ancient texts such as Plato’s Symposium, Apuleius’ The Golden Ass, and Hesiod’s Theogony. By using the mythopoetic figure of Aphrodite and placing it in a new chronotope, the poet enters into a dialogue with the above-named texts, desiring to say additional words about love and passion, that which remained unsaid in the myth and in the literary legacy of antiquity.
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