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Pasternaks begynnelser: Till autofiktionens poetik
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
2009 (Swedish)In: The Arts in Dialogue: Essays in Honour of Fiona Björling / [ed] Johanna Lindbladh, Terho Paulsson, Karin Sarsenov, Miloslava Slavickova, Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund: Lund University , 2009, 323-336 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Boris Pasternak’s two allegedly autobiographical works, Ochrannaja gramota (A safe conduct, 1929-1931) and ”Ljudi i položenija” (People and situations, 1956) lead a kind of double life: on one hand,  a number of studies over  the  last decades have deepened our understanding of the  singularity and complexity of the texts (especially with reference to the earlier one), on the other hand, these works are still regularly being invoked as biographical source material.  The intention of this article is to contribute to a further problematization of  the autobiographical element  in Pasternak’s autofictional texts by pointing at the connection between  the presented ”facts” and the inner and outer form of the works. Focus is on the poet’s ”beginnings” —  the process of maturity as related in Ochrannaja gramota 1:2 and the first serious writing of verse as described in ”Ljudi i položenija”.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University , 2009. 323-336 p.
, Slavica Lundensia, ISSN 0346-8712 ; 24
Keyword [en]
Pasternak, autofiction, poetics, Safe Conduct, People and Situations, Gumilev, Tiutchev
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Slavic Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34020ISBN: 9789197626729OAI: diva2:284138
Available from: 2010-01-04 Created: 2010-01-03 Last updated: 2015-08-06Bibliographically approved

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