Priest Alexis Maximov’s Poetic Work



The article presents an analysis of poetic work of priest Alexis Maximov, a clergyman of St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church in Rome. A poet, scholar and spiritual pastor — these are the facets of the talented graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities in Moscow, who later defended his doctoral thesis at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome. Alexis Maximov, who lives in the context of intercultural communication between Russia and Italy, extends his hand to the reader and invites him to take a journey together — a journey full of difficulties, misunderstandings and disappointments, but one which leads to the Truth, because only by finding it in oneself can one become really happy.

General Information

Keywords: poetic work, F.M. Dostoevsky, A.A. Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky, lyrical hero, artistic images, «naked» heart, a sense of home

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


Received: 01.03.2023


For citation: Dergacheva I.V., Varlamov A.R. Priest Alexis Maximov’s Poetic Work [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2023. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 52–60. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2023100106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Irina V. Dergacheva, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department "Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication" of the Institute "Foreign Languages, Modern Communications and Management", Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Andrey R. Varlamov, Student, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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