Konstantin Vaginov

Konstantin Vaginov was a Russian Soviet writer, poet, and literary critic. He was associated with the Russian avant-garde literary movement and is known for his unique style that combines elements of symbolism, acmeism, and surrealism. Vaginov's most famous works include the novels 'Goat Song' and 'Works and Days of Svistonov,' which reflect his interest in classical antiquity and modernist experimentation. His literary career was cut short by his early death, but his works continue to be studied for their innovative approach to narrative and language.


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  1. 1. Goat Song

    "Goat Song" is a satirical novel that delves into the life of a disillusioned intellectual in post-revolutionary Russia. The protagonist, a poet, grapples with the banality and absurdity of his existence in a society undergoing rapid and disorienting change. Through a series of allegorical and often surreal episodes, the narrative critiques the cultural and spiritual decay of the time, juxtaposing classical references and modernist sensibilities to explore themes of artistic integrity, societal collapse, and the search for meaning in a world that seems increasingly hostile to the individual's quest for identity and purpose.

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