Eduard Bagritsky Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Kowalski, Luba Halat. "Eduard Bagritsky: A Selected Bibliography." Russian Literature Quarterly 8 (Winter 1973-1974): 540-42.

Brief selected bibliography divided into five sections: Main Editions (annotated), Articles by Bagritsky, Biographical Sources, Criticism and Memoirs, and Sources in English.


Kuprianova, Nina. "Eduard Bagritsky [1895-1934]: On the 80th Anniversary of the Poet's Birth." Soviet Literature No. 12 (333): 146-48.

Anniversary sketch charts the development of Bagritsky's verse in relation to the poet's life.


Cukierman, Walenty. "The Odessan Myth and Idiom in Some Early Works of Odessa Writers." Canadian-American Slavic Studies [Revue Canadienne-Americaine D'Etudes Slaves] 14, No. 1 (Spring 1980): 36-51.

Describing the Ukrainian city as colorful, anarchic, and linguistically idiosyncratic, Cukierman discusses Odessa's influence on Bagritsky and contemporary writers.

Rosslyn, Wendy. "The Path to Paradise: Recurrent Images in the Poetry of Eduard Bagritsky." The Modern Language Review 71, No. 1 (January 1976): 97-105.

Discussion of Bagritsky's use of imagery that quotes extensively in Russian characters.

—. "Bagritskii's Duma pro Opanasa: The Poem and Its Context." Canadian-American Slavic Studies [Revue Canadienne-Americaine D'Etudes Slaves] 11, No. 3 (Fall 1977): 388-405.

Arguing that the poem's political context extends beyond the 1918-20 civil war, Rosslyn concludes that Bagritsky subordinates historical fact to artistic intention.

Slonim, Marc. Soviet Russian Literature: Writers and Problems, 1917-1977. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977, 437 p.

Provides a brief overview of Bagritsky's work that stresses the evolving relationship between the poet's Romantic sensibility and his Revolutionary politics.