S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 12 Number 1/2 (2002)
Pushkin ’ s Study
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- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.12 No.2, pp. 23-46
- As Thoreau wrote in his essay , a poet's study finds itself
not within his library but out of doors. The very concept of a poet’s
study as an ever extending, almost transcendental, birthplace of poetry is
what this article starts with and tries to prove through some of Pushkin ’s
works - mainly H' Evgenii Onegin~ ， , and the metapoems
such as , , ,
Poet> , and . The article has three parts. The first part deals with the so-called “phe nomenon of the library" (Foucault' s term), as is demonstrated in H'Evgenii Onegin~ on various levels. A special attention falls on Tatiana' s reading
and her affinity with nature. The second part examines the phenomenon of a dandy ’ s study in the cultural context of the male aristocrat' s life in the early 19th century. The chronotopic contrast between the studies in the city and the viIJage, with their respective tendency towards self-demonstration and self-concealment
underlines Pushkin' s own view on the ideal study of a dandy-poet.
The third, and concJusive, part turns to the phenomenon of a poet' s study. A thorough analysis of Pushkin’s meta-poems with study-related scenes shows an evolutionary process, in which a poet' s study indeed grows out of the cJosed space of books to the metaphoric “outdoors", to the endless space of poetic imagination and dream.