Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 582-602
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Anna V. Amelina
Amelina, A. V. “The Esenin’s Perception in the Czech Republic in the 1950–1980’s.” Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch: Сollective Мonograph. Ex. ed. Natalia I. Shubnikova-Guseva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 582–602. (In Russian)

About the author:

Anna V. Amelina, Junior Researcher, Institute of Slavic Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Ave. 32a, 119334 Moscow, Russia.


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The article analyses the interpretation of S. A. Esenin’s work by Czech criticism and translations of his works into Czech from the second half of the 1950’s to the 1980’s. During the period 1950’s–1960’s one can observe two obvious ideological “skews” in the perception of Esenin: one of them was created under the influence of the Soviet doctrine, the second represents a view of Esenin exclusively as an avant-garde poet-imaginist. In 1970–1980’s Esenin was the part of the officially permitted layer of culture, his works were actively translated, staged as well as he was ubiquitous both in the studies of literary scholars and in mass periodicals.

Keywords: S. A. Esenin in the Czech Republic, translations, Czech language, criticism, reception, Czech-Russian literary ties.