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A. S. Pushkin and Pushkin's Myth in the Russian Poetry of the "Ottepel" Period
The soviet literature (official as well as nonofficial) has been constantly interested in Alexander Pushkin. In the “Ottepel” period (approximately from 1956 to 1968) the process of the absolutizing of Pushkin’s figure has been completed: exactly at this time the poet was called “our everything”, “all-embracing”, “the most responsive”. This study attempts to trace the development of the image of Pushkin in the 60s of the 20th century, on the one hand, reconstructing the Pushkin’s myth on the basis of the poetry published in the most influential literature magazines and, on the other hand, analyzing the Pushkin’s image in the poetry of the poets-nonconformists such as Jury Levitansky, Herman Plisetsky and Leonid Gubanov.