In a number of Pushkin’s works the vector of convergence of the poet’s image with the phenomena of religious and political power is set. These are, in particular, “Boris Godunov”, “Arion”, “Prophet”, “Monument”. These Pushkin’s texts enter into an intertextual dialogue with the works of V.A. Zhukovsky, N.V. Gogol, F. Schiller.
The cross-cutting motif of all the above texts are elements of the Orphic myth. Orpheus is the title archetype of the poet in European culture. Orpheus is considered the founder of the ancient Greek philosophical direction of Orphism. Although Orpheus and Orphism are quite different phenomena, they are brought together by an essential mystical moment. The image of the archaically understood “singer”, including his “priestly” dimension, was actualized by the era of pre-romanticism and especially romanticism, which is relevant for all the authors named above.
Shul’ts, S.A. “Intertexts of the Myth about the Poet in A.S. Pushkin (Orfeus, Orphism, F. Schiller, V.A. Zhukovsky, N.V. Gogol)”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 2(60), 2023, pp. 98–129. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.60.06