MORE ON THE QUESTION OF BRUSOV AND TRADITION: THE MYTHOPOETIC IMAGE OF CLEOPATRA IN THE POEM «EGYPTIAN NIGHTS»

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AGNIESZKA GOZDEK

Abstract

This article analyses the mythopoetic image of Cleopatra in Valery Brusov’s poem «Egyptian Nights», which is the processing and ending of Pushkin’s eponymous poem. The Russian symbolist creates an image of the Egyptian queen according to the historical evidence and cultural tradition, but at the same time according to the symbolist worldview. His lyric heroine combines the specific features of the historical Cleopatra and the mythical Aphrodite, and becomes the personification of eroticism and passion that exceeds all other values and exercises the complete power over a human life.

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GOZDEK, A. “MORE ON THE QUESTION OF BRUSOV AND TRADITION: THE MYTHOPOETIC IMAGE OF CLEOPATRA IN THE POEM «EGYPTIAN NIGHTS»”. Brusov Readings, Nov. 2018, pp. 159-77, doi:10.31377/brus.v0i0.241.
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