Evgeny Baratynsky Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Barratt, Glynn. “A Note on the Development of Baratynsky's Elegiac Verse.” Slavonic and East European Review 66, No. 2 (April 1977): 172-84.

Evaluates Baratynsky's elegies, noting that after 1835 he removed himself as the narrator in his poems, creating a new kind of elegy in his collection Dusk.

Nilsson, Nils Åke. “‘In Vain’—‘Perhaps’. The Russian Romantic Poets and Fate.” Scando-Slavica 25 (1979): 71-82.

Discusses common themes in the poetry of Baratynsky, Gogol, and Pushkin.

Nilsson, Nils Åke. “Baratynskij's Elegiac Code.” In Russian Romanticism: Studies in the Poetic Codes, edited by Nils Åke Nilsson, pp. 144-63. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiskell International, 1979.

Contends that Baratynsky's poem “Priznanie” is the contemporary culmination of the elegiac genre.

Pilshchikov, Igor A. “Brodsky and Baratynsky.” In Literary Tradition and Practice in Russian Culture: Papers from an International Conference on the Occasion of the Seventieth Birthday of Yury Mikhailovich Lotman, edited by Valentina Polukhina, Joe Andrew, and Robert Reid, pp. 214-28. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993.

Comments on the influence of Baratynsky's poetry on that of Josef Brodsky, citing similarities and differences in their respective outlooks.

Pratt, Sarah. “Points of Contact: Two Russian Poets and Their Links to Schelling.” Germano-Slavica 4, No. 1 (Spring 1982): 3-15.

Explores the influence of Schelling's philosophical ideas on the poetry of Baratynsky and Tiutchev.

Sandler, Stephanie and Judith Vowles. “Beginning to Be a Poet: Baratynsky and Pavlova.” In Russian Subjects: Empire, Nation, and the Culture of the Golden Age, edited by Monika Greenleaf and Stephen Moeller-Sally, pp. 151-72. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1998.

Examines Baratynsky's attitude and technique as a beginning poet and compares them with those of Karolina Pavlova.

Shaw, J. Thomas. “Horizontal Enrichment and Rhyme Theory for Studying the Poetry of Puškin, Batjuškov, and Baratynskij.” In Russian Verse Theory: Proceedings of the 1987 Conference at UCLA, edited by Barry P. Scherr and Dean S. Worth, pp. 351-76. Columbus: Slavica Publishers, 1989.

A technical study, using the statistical method, of the use of rhyme in the poetry of Baratynsky, Batjusov, and Pushkin.

Woodward, James B. “The Enigmatic Development of Boratynsky's Art.” Oxford Slavonic Papers, n.s. III, (1970): 32-44.

Examines the philosophical aspects of Baratynski's poetry, his relationship to the lyubomudry literary circle, and his lifelong pursuit of a highly personal poetic ideal.

Additional coverage of Baratynsky's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 205.