HIS OTHER – 2016-4

 About Charents’ attitude towards Stalin


Ashot V. Voskanyan

Key words – poet, political power, totalitarism, Charents, Stalin, anti-stalinism, Charents’ last manuscrupts.

The analysis of Yeghishe Charents’ last manuscripts (“There was a naive poet…” and “Ode”) reveals the poet’s ambivalent attitude towards Joseph Stalin – almighty leader of Bolshevik Empire. External pressure of totalitarian system metamorphoses into the subconscious controlling instance similar to the Freudian “super-ego”. The ambiguous alloy of fear and reverence, loathing and love manifests in the ambiguity of poetical texts.

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