The Medieval Plot of the Dispute between the Soul and the Body in the Poem by N.A. Nekrasov «Conversation»

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Abstract

The first poetry collection of N. A. Nekrasov "Dreams and sounds" (1840) is practically not studied, because it is recognized as a student, imitative and has no connection with the mature work of the poet. More than half of the poems in the collection are devoted to religious themes, which is really uncharacteristic for Nekrasov as a poet who devoted his work, first of all, to the fate of the Russian peasantry. Meanwhile, the collection very fully reflects the spiritual formation of the early Nekrasov, his devotion to the ideals of Orthodoxy and his youthful determination to lead a truly spiritual life. In this article, for the first time, an analysis of one of the most characteristic works for this collection is given – a poem called "Conversation", in which the author refers to the well-known plot of the debate between soul and body.

General Information

Keywords: Nekrasov, "Dreams and sounds", originality, religiosity, preaching, Holy Fathers of the Church, church folklore

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2021080404

Received: 01.12.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Mel'nik V.I. The Medieval Plot of the Dispute between the Soul and the Body in the Poem by N.A. Nekrasov «Conversation» [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2021. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 25–35. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2021080404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

V. I. Mel'nik, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of the Department of Philology of the Perervinsk Theological Seminary, Religious organization - Spiritual educational organization of Higher education "Perervinsk Theological Seminary of the Russian Orthodox Church", Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9684-8943, e-mail: melnikvi1985@mail.ru

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